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Missing infant from southwest Missouri found safe in Florida

  • Published Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at 12:28 a.m.

— Authorities in southwest Missouri say a 6-month-old baby missing since Jan. 2 has been found in Florida.

The Anderson Police Department said in a statement Sunday night that 6-month-old Mitchell Farris is healthy and safe. The department had issued an Amber Alert for the boy on Friday.

Police said the baby had been missing since Jan. 2 when the father, 34-year-old Preston Farris, took the child from the great-grandfather, who has legal custody. Farris was traveling with the child's mother, 30-year-old Anastasia McDaniel.

The statement from Anderson police said both Preston Farris and McDaniel were taken into custody Sunday in the Miami area. It did not say whether the two face charges.

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