MANSFIELD, Ohio (WJW) – An Amber Alert was canceled and a 38-year-old mother is in custody after investigators say her two-week-old baby was found safe Wednesday night.
The Amber Alert had been issued out of Mansfield earlier in the evening. At the time, investigators were looking for the mother, Mandy Jaynes, and her child.
Investigators released new information stating that the child hadn’t been abducted, but rather was possibly in need of urgent medical attention.
According to Mansfield police, since the child’s birth, she had never received medical attention or had a medical assessment because she was born at the mother’s home.
Jaynes and the child were found around 8:30 p.m. in the area of Interstate 71 and Route 30. Investigators say the baby is safe with Richland County Children’s Services and the mother was taken into custody pending further investigation.