Maine authorities looking for woman, granddaughter

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February 28, 2013, 7:48 pm
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UPDATE (9:10 p.m.) - State police say Wever and Hazel were located at the Mobil gas station in Stoneham at around 7:20 p.m. Thursday.

UPDATE (8:27 p.m.) - Mass. State Police confirm the child and grandmother were located at a Circle K in Stoneham, and are currently at the Medford State Police Barracks.

(NECN) - Authorities in Maine are looking for a young child allegedly kidnapped by her grandmother.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is looking 18-month-old Hazel Richards and Melanie Wever.

Authorities say Hazel's mother flew from Indiana to Maine to get her. Wever was contacted by the Sheriff's Office, and was told to give Hazel to the girl's mother.

However, they believe Wever has fled the North Yarmouth area with the girl.

The Sheriff's Office is prepared to pursue kidnapping charges against Wever.

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