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Shannon Dedrick has been found.

CHIPLEY, Fla. — Florida authorities have found a missing baby alive under her baby sitter’s bed and say they’re planning to charge the baby sitter, her husband and the child’s mother.

Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock said early Thursday that investigators found 7-month-old Shannon Dedrick in a box at Susan Elizabeth Baker’s home near Chipley, a rural Panhandle town. The child had been missing for five days.

According to The News Herald and ABC affiliate WMBB, Channel 13 in Panama City, Susan Baker’s son, Paul Baker, went missing on March 5, 1987 in Beaufort South Caroina.

In a bizarre twist, WMBB said Baker’s stepson disappeared more than two decades ago and has never been found. Paul Baker was 3 years old when he was reported missing on March 5, 1987. Susan Baker and her husband, James, had been living in Beaufort, S.C., at the time.

“Susan Baker told police she put him [Paul] down for a nap that day and returned to find him missing. Deputies and police searched the area around their home for several days but found no trace of the little boy,” according to a synopsis of the case by the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The Bakers were arrested but never indicted in Paul’s disappearance, WMBB said. However, during the investigation authorities found Paul’s 6-year-old sister had several broken bones and sores on her body.

Susan Baker was convicted of beating the girl and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the center said.


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The Fort Worth Police Department is searching for Mirella Collazo. Police are looking for Larry Sigala, armed with a gun, in her abduction. The suspect is driving a 1994 Green Ford Ranger Pick up , with a Texas STATE License Plate Number of 94BYL2. The suspect was last heard from in Ft. Worth, TX Law enforcement officials believe this child to be in grave or immediate danger. If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Ft. Worth PD.

Missing Child
Name: Mirella Collazo

Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Skin Color: White
Age: 15YO
Height: 5FT1
Gender: Female
Description: Black sweater, white shirt, blue jeans and has tattoos of hearts on her neck and ankle.

Larry Sigala

Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Skin Color: White
Age: 16YO
Height: 5FT7
Weight: 180LB
Gender: Male
Description: Armed with a gun.

Vehicle Information
Model: Ranger
Color: Green
License State: TX License Text: 94BYL2

Update 09-15-09: CANCELLED: Amber Alert Teen Abducted by Ex-Boyfriend

FORT WORTH – The Amber Alert for 15-year-old Mirella Collazo has been cancelled. She has returned home.

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