Kidnapped Mississippi Baby Recovered In North Carolina

The five-month-old girl kidnapped in a home invasion in northeastern Mississippi yesterday was recovered unharmed early this morning at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

An F-B-I spokesman says Madison Erickson was kidnapped by her biological mother, and two arrests on state kidnapping charges have been made.

Authorities are still looking for a man they say participated in the kidnapping.

The F-B-I and Fort Bragg military police arrested the baby's biological mother, Jamie Kiefer, and her biological aunt, Rikki Swann, shortly after they arrived at Fort Bragg at about 5:40 a-m.

F-B-I Special Agent Jason Pack says this morning that authorities believe the women were among the three who broke into the home of Madison's adopted mother, Jennifer Erickson, and took the baby at gunpoint yesterday morning.

Pack says the adopted family is en route from Mississippi to North Carolina where the baby is being held at Fort Bragg's Womack Army Medical Center.

Kiefer and Swann face federal kidnapping charges in Mississippi or North Carolina early next week and will be turned over to the Cumberland County, North Carolina, jail today.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert yesterday afternoon after one armed man and two women -- all wearing masks -- broke into Jennifer Erickson's Tishomingo County home and took the baby.

Dozens of local, state, federal and military law enforcement officers participated in the search.


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