Baby found safe, search for mother continues

Elijah Phillips hasn't been for almost three weeks. (Austin Police Dept. photo)
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AUSTIN, Tex. (KBTX)- Hours after an Amber Alert was issued for a missing 3-week-old boy from Austin, police said the infant was found safe.

Austin police said the child was located but the search for his mother continued.

Child Protective Investigations had a court order to remove the infant from the mother’s custody.

Police suspected the infant, Elijah Phillips, his mother, Brittany Sadi Smith, 30, and the relative who took the infant from the hospital, Brandy Yovonne Galbert, 41, may be have been in the Killeen area or Austin area.

Police identified the infant's father as Carl Dennis Hayden, Jr., 37.

Smith gave birth to the infant on July 19 “after checking into a local hospital under a false name,” police said in a press release Friday.

Three days later, on July 22, she gave Galbert permission to take the baby from the hospital.

“Elijah has not been seen since,” police said.

On July 24, Child Protective Investigations received the court order granting the agency custody of the newborn.

“Detectives and CPI are concerned for the child’s safety and well-being,” police said Friday.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the infant’s whereabouts to call 911, North Austin Detectives at (512) 974-5484 or Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS.