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California Briefing / Pomona

Police looking for fugitive mother

February 16, 2009|Christine Hanley

Police and state corrections officials searched Sunday for an inmate who walked away from a Pomona social services facility with her newborn baby boy while attending a mandated parenting program.

Daphne Delorah Miner, 35, might have been headed to Los Angeles or Long Beach with her son, Sean Garner, who is less than 2 weeks old, according to the California Department of Corrections. Miner does not have parental rights to her child and is considered a fugitive, corrections officials said.

It was not immediately clear why Miner was in state custody or where she had been held. But she was enrolled in a parenting program at the Prototypes Women's Center, a nonprofit that teaches women about substance abuse, mental illness, homelessness, domestic violence and life skills.

Officials at the Pomona facility declined to discuss the level of security at the site.

Miner was described as 5-feet-4, with black hair, brown eyes and a scar on her nose. She was last seen wearing a long-sleeved yellow blouse and jeans.

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-- Christine Hanle

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