MIDVALE Police issued an endangered person advisory for a 1-month-old girl police believed to be with her mother, who has already had parental rights of her four other children taken away.
Vanessa Laureen Ochoa was born Aug. 3 at Primary Children's Medical Center. Police say she was born with "medical problems" caused in utero from substance abuse by her mother, 27-year-old Sheila Crump.
A judge ordered the state Division of Child and Family Services to take the infant into protective custody on Aug. 4 but allowed for visitation.
Investigators believe Crump took her newborn from the hospital about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Caseworkers are concerned the infant could suffer dehydration without immediate care, calling the young girl "medically fragile."
Crump lost parental rights of three of her other children in Oklahoma in 2004, and she had parental rights terminated for her fourth child in Oklahoma in June of this year when the child fell out of a second story window and suffered head trauma, according to Midvale police.
Anyone with information on Crump or the child can call police at 840-4000.