AMBER ALERT Update: Child Found In Texas

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Update 6:15 a.m. 7/18/14 – The Amber Alert has been canceled in the search for 5-month-old Olivia Smith.

She was found safe at 1:30 a.m.  Friday morning in Seminole, Texas, which is a small town between Lubbock and Midland.

Officers say she was snatched from her home in Kingfisher County, Okla. Thursday afternoon.

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According to law enforcement, Cindy Findley, the baby’s great-aunt, is the woman who allegedly abducted the child from her grandmothers’ home near Cashion, Okla.

Police believe she was traveling with another woman, Jennifer Skousen.

Authorities say both women have been apprehended.

The Kingfisher County Sheriff’s Office says that one of the suspects claimed to have a vision that the child was going to be in harms way in the next couple of days, so she drove over to the house and abducted Olivia to driver her to safety.

After the Amber Alert was issued, there was confusion regarding the suspect’s vehicle description.

There were two vehicle descriptions, a Nissan Murano and a Hyundai Sante Fe.

Officers say the Sante Fe was found at the suspect’s home in Texas Thursday night, so investigators went back to the original vehicle, but both descriptions were on signs around town.

Despite the confusion, this situation ended well and the baby girl is in safe hands tooday.

This is a developing story.  Please refresh this page often for updates.


UPDATE: 2:00 a.m. -7/18/14  Kingfisher County Sheriff’s Department confirms 5-month-old Olivia Smith was found safe near Seminole, Texas. No update on suspects involved.

UPDATE: 9:40 p.m. 7/18/14 – Officials continue to search for an infant who was allegedly abducted near Cashion, Oklahoma early Thursday afternoon.

Officials say 5-month-old Olivia Smith was at her grandparents home in Kingfisher County when her great aunt, 47-year-old Cindy Findley, walked into the home unannounced, grabbed Olivia and took off.

Authorities say the two were last seen after 5 p.m. in the Oklahoma panhandle area near Elwood.

Earlier today officials believed Findley was driving her black and brown 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe sport Turbo Tech with Texas license plate BYZ-3364.

However, officials located the suspect’s vehicle at her Texas home in The Woodlands, and they now believe she may have taken off in a different vehicle.

Officials say both of Olivia’s parents are behind bars in Texas.  She has been living in Kingfisher County with her grandmother.

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CASHION, Okla. – Officials have issued an Amber Alert for an infant who was allegedly abducted near Cashion, Oklahoma. baby

Authorities say 5-month-old Olivia Smith was abducted around 12:15 p.m from her grandparents home.  She was last seen wearing a long sleeve pink floral shirt.

Kingfisher County officials say the suspect they are looking for is the infant’s great-aunt, Cindy Findley.  Findley is a slim 47-year-old white female with blonde shoulder length hair.

Cindy Findley
Cindy Findley

She was last seen near Elmwood, Oklahoma in the panhandle driving a black and brown 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe sport Turbo Tech with Texas license plate BYZ-3364.

Officials say Findley has a mental condition and has made comments about having a vision of the child dying in two days.

Findley allegedly walked into the home unannounced, grabbed Olivia and took off.

Officials believe Findley has family ties to Salt Lake City, Utah and may be headed that way.

Findley is accompanied by Jennifer Skousen. Skousen is a 43-year-old white female.

If you know of Olivia Smith’s whereabouts, please contact authorities immediately.


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