Missing Metroplex Baby Reunited With Family

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) A seven-month-old baby missing for around 20 hours was reunited with his parents Sunday night.

Joshua Matthew Martin appeared healthy upon his return, police
said.

An Amber Alert had been issued for the baby after his mother told police he disappeared with her 37-year-old stepfather, Larry Stoxstell.

The baby's mother said they had returned from shopping and Stoxstell and the baby disappeared while she took her older child inside late Saturday. Joshua was reported missing about 2 a.m. Sunday.

Officer Danny Baas said the family initially thought Stoxstell would return with the infant and they waited before an Amber Alert was issued.

Stoxstell, who police said was taken into custody on an unrelated charge, said he didn't take the baby.


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