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Missing 7-Month-Old Boy Found Safe; Mother Arrested

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Sonoma County Sheriff / Facebook 

UPDATE Oct. 26, 7:16 a.m.: (AP) - A 7-month-old boy who allegedly was abducted by his mother in Northern California has been found safe.
 
Henry Massey and his mother were discovered Tuesday afternoon near Downieville in Sierra County. The baby allegedly was taken from his grandmother's home in Guerneville on Sunday.
 
Authorities say 35-year-old Hanna Ashley was recognized by a grocery store clerk from an Amber Alert issued Monday. The clerk flagged down a California Highway Patrol officer, who spotted the woman walking along a road with a duffel bag.
 
Authorities say the officer heard the baby crying from inside the duffel bag and arrested the mother after a struggle.
 
She was jailed and it's unclear if she has a lawyer.
 
The boy is in protective custody.

UPDATE 3:47 p.m.: Officials said Tuesday afternoon they have safely located a missing 7-month-old boy and the woman who allegedly abducted him in Sierra County.

The boy was apparently taken by his mother from his grandmother's house in Guerniville Sunday morning. An Amber Alert was issued Monday afternoon.

The boy is supposed to be in the custody of his grandmother.

Officials say 35-year-old Hannah Ashley is now in custody and the boy is in protective custody.


UPDATE, Oct. 25, 3:15 p.m.: The Sierra County Sheriff's Office confirmed that a vehicle connected to Monday's Amber Alert from Sonoma County has been located in the Downieville area.

Officials with the sheriff's office said they are not releasing any more details Tuesday. 

Authorities have been searching for Hannah Ashley, 35, who allegedly took her son from her mother's house in Guerneville. Ashley's mother has legal custody of the 7-month-old boy, Henry Massey.

Officials confirmed finding the 2005 Subaru Forester believed to have been driven by Ashley. Officials are still searching for Ashley and the abducted boy. 

The Amber Alert for Massey is still active


Original Post: An Amber Alert has been issued for a seven-month-old boy who was apparently taken by his mom over the weekend in Sonoma County.

Police say 35-year-old Hannah Ashley is believed to have removed her son from her mom's house, the child's grandmother, in Guerneville. According to Sonoma County Sheriff, the grandmother has legal custody of the baby.

Ashley threatened to "take her child back," during recent visits, according to a Facebook post by Sonoma County Sheriff.

Ashely is believed to be driving a 2005 Subaru Forester with a license plate of 5JKZ255.