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Mom who reported child abduction now accused of false police report, suspect released

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Apr 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-07 23:25:12-04

Editor's Note: Unified Police originally told Fox 13 Tarnya Glover was in custody for the alleged kidnapping. Now the Unified Police Department says, after further investigation, the initial information it sent out was inaccurate; Glover has been released and is not facing charges at this time.

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah - The Unified Police Department is now saying a child abduction reported in Midvale Tuesday might not really be what happened.

Now officials are saying the woman accused of abducting a 3-month-old baby, Tarnya Glover, is innocent.

Glover is being released and is not facing charges.

The baby's mother, 23-year-old Kaylea Gonzales, the one who reported the alleged abduction, is now being booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on outstanding warrants.

Police said Gonzales may now face charges for filing a false police report.

The 3-month-old baby will be released to a family member; police said possibly the child's father.

Officers said they were originally called about a 3-month-old baby kidnapped in Midvale near 425 W. and 7200 S. just before noon.

Police said the mother told them she was driving a relative to an unknown location in Midvale when they stopped at a fast food restaurant and that's when the relative drove off with the baby.

Unified Police said what they believe actually happened was that the child was left in the relative's care.

The relative went to run some errands and police stopped her on the way back.

After reviewing surveillance video and multiple interviews, police determined the mother filed a false report and released the relative who was wrongfully accused.

Unified Police are asking the public to remember it is imperative for them to act fast in these cases to get the child safely home.