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Missing 10-Year-Old Stamford Girl Found Safe

A girl who had been reported missing in Stamford Wednesday has been found safe, according to the Stamford Advocate.
A girl who had been reported missing in Stamford Wednesday has been found safe, according to the Stamford Advocate. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. — A 10-year-old Stamford girl who was abducted by her mother this week has been found safe, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Police told the Stamford Advocate that 30-year-old Samantha Cuevas of the Bronx had lured her 10-year-old daughter out of a window at the girl's grandmother's apartment in Stamford on Wednesday afternoon. The grandmother had legal custody of the child, but the mother believed that she had custody of her, and even presented New York custody papers to police, the Stamford Advocate reported. However, new custody papers had been filed in Connecticut, granting custody to the girl's grandmother, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Related story: Police issue Silver Alert for missing 10-year-old

Police issued a Silver Alert for the girl Wednesday after she disappeared from the West Side apartment. The grandmother told police that she had been notified that Cuevos had tried to take the girl out of school earlier in the day, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Cuevos was taken into custody in New York City on Thursday and charged with custodial interference and released on a $10,000 bond, according to the Stamford Advocate. She led police to her daughter, who was unharmed, at around midnight, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Click here to read the Stamford Advocate story.

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