**FOUND SAFE**: 7-month-old girl disappears, mother arrested after failing to tell police what happened to her [Cops]


North Dakota authorities confirmed that a 7-month-baby who disappeared while in her mother’s care has been found safe. According to CBS KX, 31-year-old Cole Pfaff dropped the baby off at Sanford Hospital in Bismarck. He hasn’t been charged in connection with her disappearance.

Original Story

North Dakota authorities are searching for a 7-month-old baby who was reported missing after her mother failed to tell police her whereabouts.

ABC 7 reports that authorities responded to a welfare check on Monday evening at a residence in Bismarck. They arrested infant LeahMae Morsette’s mother, Dawn Morsette, on felony child neglect and preventing after the woman reportedly couldn’t or wouldn’t tell police who had the baby or where the baby was.

Assistance Needed Locating Missing Infant LeahMae Dawn Morsette, 7 months old, was discovered to be missing by police…

Posted by Bismarck Police Department on Monday, June 24, 2019


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Police said Tuesday that they believe Morsette may have left LeahMae in the care of 31-year-old Cole Lee Pfaff, according to Valley News.

Cole Lee Pfaff [Police Handout]
Investigators asking for any surveillance video from homes in the area of 300 block of West Arbor Avenue, where the infant was last seen. Police spent several hours scouring the area and plan to continue their search. The Bismarck Police Department indicated that there would be heavy police presence in the area.

Authorities said the baby’s disappearance doesn’t fit the criteria for an Amber Alert as they don’t think LeahMae was abducted.

LeahMae is described as Native American with brown eyes and curly black hair.

Anyone with any information on LeahMae’s whereabouts should contact Bismark police at 701-223-1212.

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[Feature Photo: LeahMae Morsette/Police Handout]