|Abducted Illinois Baby Found Alive; Mother Arrested|
|By CHRISTINA NG (@ChristinaNg27)||Sep 27, 2012, 4:17 PM|
An abducted 3-week-old baby girl from Illinois, who was kidnapped in front of a post office, was found alive on a rural gravel road Thursday night, authorities said.
Mia Graci Thompson was abducted in Toulon, Ill., a small town about 150 miles southwest of Chicago, on Wednesday morning at around 8:10 a.m. She was reportedly taken from the back seat of a vehicle, according the to the Stark County Sheriff's Office.
Mia's mother, Kendra Meaker, 19, was arrested in connection with the kidnapping, ABC News affiliate WQAD reported.
An Amber Alert that was issued earlier was canceled at about 8 p.m.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children had previously categorized the case as a "Non Family Abduction."
Authorities said Mia has been taken to a local hospital to be examined.