UPDATE: Abducted 3-week-old found alive, mother arrested

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The abducted 3-week-old baby girl from Illinois, who was kidnapped in front of a post office, was found alive in a ditch on a rural gravel road Thursday night, authorities said.

Mia Graci Thompson was abducted in Toulon, Ill., a small town about 150 miles southwest of Chicago, on Wednesday morning at around 8:10 a.m. She was reportedly taken from the back seat of a vehicle, according the to the Stark County Sheriff's Office.

Mia's mother, Kendra Meaker, 19, was arrested in connection with the kidnapping.

The Amber Alert that was issued was canceled at about 8 p.m.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children had previously categorized the case as a "Non Family Abduction."

Authorities said Mia has been taken to a local hospital to be examined.

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An Amber Alert has been issued in Illinois for a 3-week-old baby girl who was kidnapped in front of a post office today. 

Unfortunately the photo at left is the only one provided.


Mia Graci Thompson was abducted in Toulon, Ill., a small town about 150 miles southwest of Chicago, on Wed. morning at around 8:10 a.m.


She was taken from the back seat of a vehicle, according the to the Stark County Sheriff's Office.

Mia is eight pounds and 21 inches long. She is white and has blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a yellow onesie with a flower on the left shoulder and blue jeans with pink flowers on the cuffs, the Amber Alert says.

Police believe the suspect is a white female with brown hair who was wearing yellow sweatpants. The woman was driving a gold or tan Buick or Pontiac and authorities said the back seat of her car is full of items.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children categorized the case as a "Non Family Abduction," but police could not provide further details about the circumstances of the abduction.

The Amber Alert was issues by Illinois State Police.

Authorities are asking that anyone with information call the Stark County Sheriff's Office at 309-286-2541 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.