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Police Locate Missing New Hampshire Infant, Mom in Massachusetts

The four-month-old was returned safely by her mother to police



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    Portsmouth Police

    A missing Portsmouth, New Hampshire, infant has been safely located, police say.

    Tabitha Rantanen, 24, turned her four-month-old daughter, Khalieyah, into the Greenfield, Massachusetts, Police Department on Saturday morning. Khalieyah and Rantanen were reported missing earlier in the week.

    Police say Khalieyah is in good health and is now in temporary custody of Massachusetts Child Protective Services. Rantanen is currently in police custody.

    Rantanen, who lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, had fled the state after a court order demanded she give emergency custody of her daughter to the state's Department of Children, Youth and Families on Feb. 13, according to police.

    Police had initially noted that they did not consider the child to have been abducted, stating that Rantanen failed to surrender custody.

    Rantanen was wanted for a felony count of interference with custody. She will be arraigned in Greenfield District Court on Monday.

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