The 4-year-old little girl snatched by her mom from a New York Foundling home in the South Bronx has been found safe in Flushing, Queens, police report.
Mia Olarte was allegedly taken by her 48-yea-old mom,Dora Estella Olarte, 48, on Monday near 5 p.m. during a routine visit at the home, at170 Brown Place in the Bronx.
The child is now in the hospital being examined.
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Cops say they are investigating just how the mom was, literally, able to walk out with Mia, who has Down Syndrome and requires medication.
Sources tell The Daily News that acity Administration for Children’s Services caseworker who was watching over the mother and daughter left the room during the visit.
Charges are pending against the mom, who was already under investigation for alleged abuse.
Amber Alert: 'Abusive' mom Dora Olarte kidnaps daughter Mia
Mia Olarte has Down Syndrome and needs medication, officials say.
It was a routine visitation of a child by a troubled mom at a New York Foundling Home that turned out to be anything but routine. Now, cops have issued an Amber Alert for 4-year-old Mia Olarte, who they say was taken by 48-year-old Dora Estella Olarte.
The mom, who has mental health trouble and allegations of abuse, ran with the child in her arms around 5 p.m. Friday from the Foundling Home at170 Brown Place in the Bronx.
The 4-year-old's eyes and hair are brown, and she's 2 feet tall and about 50 pounds.She had on and a pink shirt and polka-dotted gray pants, investigators said. Her mom hada white shirt and blue denim slacks. Cops described her as5-foot-4, 140 pounds with brown hair and eyes.
Anyone with information should call 911, Crime Stoppers at800-577-TIPS, or866-NYS-AMBER.