Amber Alert update: Baby boy taken from hospital in Austin found safe
AUSTIN, Texas — An Amber Alert was issued Monday for a baby boy in Austin, Texas, but, thankfully, the alert was canceled a short time later when the baby was found safe.
According to the alert, Elijah Phillips, who is just under a month old, had last been seen on July 22.
KLTV reports Elijah’s mother gave birth to him on July 19, but checked into the hospital under a false name.
Austin police reportedly said Brittany Smith gave permission for Elijah to leave the hospital on July 22 with a family member.
According to KLTV, on July 24, Child Protective Investigations received a court order for Elijah to be removed from the mother’s custody and placed into their custody.
Authorities say they are still looking for the baby’s mother, Brittany Smith. Another woman, Brandy Galbert, is in custody.