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Police locate woman, child who were subjects of earlier police call

BEMIDJI -- A woman and a year-old child who were subjects of a police search Monday have been located, police said.

With the assistance of the Leech Lake Tribal Police, a female who was the subject of a suspicious activity call Sunday night at a Holiday gas station in Bemidji, was located Monday afternoon, according to the Bemidji Police Department.

On Sunday night, Bemidji Police responded to the Holiday gas station on Paul Bunyan Drive South at about 9:50 p.m. on a suspicious activity call. Upon arrival the caller informed officers that while in the parking lot they overheard a woman looking in her trunk say, “My baby, I think something is wrong with my baby,” according to a release from the police. The caller told police while driving by the vehicle they saw an object shaped like a baby in the trunk and not moving.

Police issued an alert for the woman and the vehicle Monday. The vehicle, a green four-door car with unknown license plate, left prior to officers arrival. According to the release, the unknown female was described as a Native American female with glasses and brown hair wearing black pants and a black sweatshirt. Holiday video surveillance provided an image to police.

The woman and the 1-year-old child were located Monday and are fine, police said. The investigation is continuing as the details and timeline are pieced together, police said.


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