Amber Alert Issued for Five-Day-Old

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Police are searching for a five-day-old baby they say was abducted by an impostor nurse who befriended the infant's mother at a Lubbock hospital.

An Amber Alert was issued yesterday for Priscilla Nicole Maldonado. The Hispanic baby weighs five-and-a-half pounds and was last seen wearing a diaper and white socks. She was wrapped in a blue receiving blanket at the time she was taken.

Lubbock police Lieutenant Roy Bassett says the woman vanished with the baby during a visit to the home of Erica Ysasaga, the baby's mother.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports the baby's family said the woman had visited at University Medical Center and acted like a nurse.

The newspaper reports that the baby has been diagnosed with jaundice and needs medical care.

Police describe the suspect as a white woman in her 30s, about 150 pounds with dirty blond hair. A red Pontiac sedan and white van were seen in the area of the disappearance in central Lubbock.

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