Newborn baby returned to Mexico after alleged abduction

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A baby, just a few weeks old who was allegedly abducted on Thanksgiving from Juarez was found in Roswell.

Now police say the woman who took the baby probably won’t face any charges.

Roswell police say the infant, Andrea Roman ,was taken from her home in Juarez on Thanksgiving day. From there, police say the baby was taken over the Santa Fe bridge into the United States and up to Roswell.

Roswell police got a call that night by the sister of an unidentified 30-year-old woman.

The woman had told her family that baby Andrea was hers. The sister knew something wasn’t right.

“The sister was suspicious because of knowing certain family history and was suspicious of some of the photos that her sister had sent her so she called us out to investigate that,” said Todd Wildermuth, Roswell Police spokesman.

When police arrived the woman told them the baby was hers and that she had given birth to her at a hospital in Las Cruces.

Officers checked with the hospital, there were no records of the woman being there.

“Her story changed to getting the baby from her cousin who came up from Mexico and in El Paso, and she was going take the baby and raise it with her family,” said Wildermuth.

She said that was the baby’s mother’s wishes.

The baby’s mother filed a police report in Mexico of an abduction, but Roswell police say she later admitted that is not what happened

“She had filed that report that report falsely, the baby had not been abducted and she was aware that her boyfriend was bringing the baby to El Paso,” said Wildermuth.

They believe the mother’s boyfriend took the baby from Juarez to the United States to give to the Roswell woman to raise. The baby is now with Mexican authorities until an investigation is complete.

Police in Juarez are not saying if the mother reported the baby kidnapped to cover her tracks after giving it away.

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