A Utah woman caring for a 4-month-old was reportedly found at an out-of-state International airport after allegedly kidnapping the baby.
On November 5, 31-year-old Emily Marissa Luciano reportedly accepted the role of caring for three siblings. The youngest of the children is 4-months-old, and his older siblings are ages 1 and 5.
When their mother left her children in Luciano’s care, their alleged agreement was that they would stay at her home for the night and come home the next morning.
The following day, the mother reportedly contacted Luciano when she began to get concerned about why the children had not yet been returned to her.
While speaking with Luciano, the mom said that the woman continued to issue reasons why she was unable to bring the kids back home.
According to a press release from the Cedar City Police Department, they were notified by the mother of the children about the situation at approximately 10:00 PM.
An investigation was opened by the authorities, and they reportedly learned that the 1 and 5-year-old children had been left with someone, but the baby and Luciano were nowhere to be found.
An AMBER alert was put into effect in an effort to locate Luciano and the infant.
The authorities said that they had success contacting Luciano with phone calls and text messages, but she allegedly changed her story about the situation each time they spoke.
It was purported that Luciano had left the state by plane and was headed to Colorado with the baby.
The FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children became involved in the investigation, and when Luciano and the child were nearly 600-miles away at the Denver International Airport, she was spotted and detained.
The baby was reported as being unharmed, and Victim Services made arrangements to return him to his mother.
Luciano was taken into custody by the FBI, and she was incarcerated in the Denver Downtown Detainment Center without bond.
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