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Woman Arrested for Allegedly Abducting Baby From Hospital

April 13, 2001|Associated Press

RENO — A woman who allegedly kidnapped a newborn baby from his mother's Reno hospital room by posing as a nurse was arrested hours later Thursday when she showed up with the child at another hospital across town.

The infant born early Thursday morning was reunited with his mother and appeared to be healthy and unharmed, Reno Deputy Police Chief Jim Weston said.

Police still were searching for a male suspect who might have been an accomplice in the abduction shortly before noon Thursday at Washoe Medical Center.

The suspected kidnapper was identified as Olga Lopez, 28, a former licensed day care worker. Weston said she would be charged with kidnapping and burglary.

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