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Update: Baby left by Oklahoma highway with $5,500 in cash

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A 1-month-old baby found on the side of an Oklahoma interstate in a car seat stuffed with $5,500 in cash and a birth certificate is in state custody as authorities investigate why the boy was abandoned.

Oklahoma City police say a church group returning from an amusement park spotted the child Saturday about 10 feet (3 meters) from the shoulder of I-40. Sgt. Gary Knight said Monday that officers also found a Social Security card with the baby.

Police say they located the child’s mother through family members and that she’s been taken to a hospital to be evaluated.

The church’s pastor credits divine intervention in finding the child.

Ken Angel of Abba’s House Worship Center in Ada, Oklahoma, says: “God stepped in.”

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