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Abducted Girl Found Safe, N.C. Police Say

An 8-year-old girl abducted from a store in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., has been found safe in Baltimore, North Carolina officials said.

The girl was abducted Friday afternoon by a person who wasn't a family member. Roanoke Rapids police Lt. Barry Evans said she was found late Saturday. Her abductor also has been found, North Carolina authorities said.

North Carolina police quoted Baltimore police as saying that the girl had been found, but Baltimore police and Maryland State Police would not confirm that to the Associated Press.

Neighbors Find Abandoned Girl in Alley

A young girl in a stroller has been found abandoned in Baltimore's Washington Hill neighborhood.

Police were called when neighbors heard the child's cries Saturday in the 100 block of North Wolfe Street, just below the Johns Hopkins medical complex.

In an alley behind well-kept, red-brick rowhouses, they found a young girl dressed in a pink-and-white hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans. Her hair was neatly braided. A bottle was in the stroller.

The girl is probably between 8 months and 2 years old, police said.

The child was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital and was in good health. She was in the care of Child Protective Services.

Quote of the Day

"It becomes your extended family. When you wear one of these bracelets, it's like he becomes your brother. And as long as you wear the bracelet, it means he's not forgotten."

-- Donna Long, a volunteer who staffs the Rolling Thunder booths

near the Lincoln Memorial, on honoring those missing in action. -- B1

Compiled from reports by staff writers Ray Rivera and Sue Anne Pressley and the Associated Press.


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