Snatched Newborn of Slain Mom Found Alive; Person Detained
(SPRING, Texas) — A 3-day-old baby who was snatched from his mother by a woman who shot her at least six times in the parking lot of a Spring, Texas, pediatrician’s office, has been found alive, and someone has been detained in the case, officials said.
Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon said only that the infant, Keegan Schuchardt, had been found alive, but did not say where.
One person he described as a person of interest in the case has been detained, he said. He would give no other details about the recovery of the newborn or any suspected motive for the kidnapping, saying it is still an active investigation.
Sources told ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV in Houston that the lead to the newborn’s whereabouts came when a SWAT team went into an apartment in a complex near the scene of the abduction.
The officers found a woman there talking on the phone with another woman, the sources said. They tracked the woman on the other end and found Schuchardt at her home.
Police have surveillance video from the center where Schuchardt was kidnapped, Ligon said.
According to police, the incident began when Kala Marie Golden, 28, was standing by her pickup truck outside the pediatrician’s office at around 2:40 p.m., and a car with a man and woman inside pulled up and there was some kind of argument.
The woman got out and shot the mother repeatedly with what was believed to be a 9mm pistol, then took the baby, who was in his car seat, from the mother’s pickup truck, police and witnesses said.
Golden was rushed to a hospital, but died there, police said.
The suspect was described as a black female wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans, and carrying a small caliber pistol, possibly a 9mm. She was reportedly last seen driving an ice blue Lexus four-door with an unknown license plate.
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