UPDATE 8:50 p.m. ET:
A woman and her infant believed to be missing and in danger in Scotland County have been found safe, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office said Friday night, WGHP reports.
Danilla Bethea has been arrested. This was all a ploy to try to obtain money from donations, Scotland County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jessica Sadonikov said.
8:37 a.m. ET:
SCOTLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) -- An infant is believed to be missing and in danger in Scotland County, WTVD reports.
Scotland County Sheriff’s Office said it’s trying to locate a woman known as April Morrison. Unfortunately, that may be an alias.
Morrison reportedly arrived in the Richmond County area 8 months pregnant. She gave birth to a girl recently, and that girl is believed to be in danger.
Scotland County Sheriff’s Office said the baby is likely not with her mother, who has been reported (but not confirmed) as deceased. Investigators said Morrison has been staying in local motels and hotels between Richmond County, Scotland County, and Fayetteville.
Anyone with information about Morrison or the missing infant is asked to call 910-266-4332 Ext 4.