Amber Alert for Olivia Smith canceled, baby found safe in Texas

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KANSAS CITY — An Amber Alert first issued for five-month-old Olivia Smith in Oklahoma and extended into Kansas Thursday night was canceled early Friday morning. She was found safe in Seminole, Texas and is in protective custody.

The Kansas Amber Alert website says the alert ended shortly after 2 a.m. with suspects in custody according to Kingfisher County Sheriff’s Office, the county where she was taken from Oklahoma. It’s unconfirmed if one of the suspects is her great-aunt, 48-year-old Cindy Findley, who authorities believe abducted her when the alert was first issued.

Authorities previously said Findley may have been headed with Smith to Salt Lake City, Utah where Findley has family ties. The abduction happened at about 12:15 p.m. on Thursday in Cashion, Oklahoma. The alert mentioned that Findley has a mental condition and had made comments about having a vision of the child dying in two days.

Sister station KFOR reported that¬†¬†Findley showed up to Smith’s grandparent’s home on Thursday unannounced and took the child.

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2 comments

  • KaitaraCan

    You just can’t walk into someone’s home with a note written by who knows, distract the grand parent, and the other one make off with the child. That is kidnapping and she did it across state lines which makes it worse. They came here with the intention of kidnapping. If the kidnappers truly believed they had legal documents, they should have taken them to the court house here, got an escort by sheriff’s, then had the sheriff’s serve the papers, and pick up the child to bring out to them. But because they knew they had no “legal” document, they just kidnapped the child. At this point it is even unclear if the child is even related to them by blood, marriage, or even not at all. Those women belong behind bars. If they thought the child was in danger, they should have drove to the nearest Oklahoma County Department of Human Services.

    If these women are not arrested and charged, that means anyone can show up to your house, distract you and run off with you child and a piece of paper, that isn’t even a legal document. They knew their document wasn’t legal, which is why they chose to kidnap the baby. Why would anyone put a child in the home of kidnappers?

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