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UPDATE: Infant girl found safe; Amber Alert canceled

Posted at 9:50 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 16:37:29-05

UPDATE: Infant girl found safe; Amber Alert issued for her and non-custodial mother canceled.

Original story:
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for an infant and her mother who they say abducted her and does not have legal custody.

According to West Valley City Police, 29-year-old Leticia Lee Vigil abducted her daughter Vinia Vigil Islas*, who is one month and a half old. The abduction reportedly took place around 11 a.m. Saturday.

Leticia Vigil is 5'3", 130 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes, according to the alert. Vinia Vigil Islas is 2 feet, 14 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police said it is unknown what type of vehicle they may be in or where they are going. Anyone who sees them should call 911, or WVC Police at 801-840-4000 with any other helpful information.

The police department said the child was removed from the mother's custody on Tuesday by the Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and placed in the care of a "custodial family member." While that family member was at work on Saturday, the baby was being cared for by another relative, who did not know that the mother didn't have custody. The mother went to the family member's home Saturday, and the unknowing relative allowed the mother to take the infant.

When the person with custody of the child returned from work, they learned what happened and "reported a case of custodial interference" to police, who responded to the home but nobody answered, police said.

"Custodial interference is not an emergency and is commonly a case where police provide documentation for parties involved in custodial disputes," a press release said.

On Sunday, police say the family member reported the incident to DCFS, which "notified officers that this was not a case of custodial interference, but that the biological mother has no rights to the child, which escalates the taking of the child to the status of abduction."

Additional photo of Vigil:

Photo: Leticia Lee Vigil, suspected of abducting non-custodial daughter

Note: This article initially stated the child's name as "Viana Vigil" per the Amber Alert, and police later updated the information to the current name and spelling.