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5-Month-Old Girl Taken From Mountain View Apartment Found Near Nevada Border

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A 5-month-old baby girl taken from Mountain View apartment by her mother without with father's permission, has been located near the Nevada border.

Mountain View Police said via Twitter Aitana, the baby, and mother Veronica Lara Ramirez alongside an unidentified man, were found 10 miles away from the Nevada border.

"Baby Aitana is safe," police said. "Lara Ramirez and the man she was with have been detained." They thanked CHP Barstow for their assistance.

Officials say Aitana, was taken Tuesday afternoon at around 7:15 p.m. by mother Veronica Lara Ramirez. The father of the child says the mother didn't say where she was going or who she was with.

According to the statement, Lara drove away with a "tall, heavyset man," in her car; a white compact SUV with dark-tinted rear windows.

"We are worried about the safety of baby Aitana, as Lara Ramirez just days ago made concerning statements about her own wellbeing that could potentially put her and her child’s health in jeopardy," officials said. "Our goal, first and foremost, is to ensure the safety of all in this case and to bring baby Aitana home."

No other details have been released.

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