SIERRA COUNTY (CBS13) — A baby at the center of an Amber Alert was stashed away in a duffel bag by the child’s mother, investigators said on Tuesday.
Henry Massey was found after a store clerk spotted the boy’s mother in a Downieville grocery store. The clerk was able to flag down a California Highway Patrol officer who took the boy’s mother, Hannah Ashley, into custody after a struggle.READ MORE: Folsom Ice Rink Opens After Three Week Delay Due To Vandals
Investigators say the baby was found stashed away in a duffel bag, but he appears to be in good health.READ MORE: Sacramento Kings Rout Shorthanded Clippers 124-115
Massey was reported missing after Ashley allegedly took the infant from his grandmother’s home on Sunday. An Amber Alert was activated in the disappearance on Monday afternoon.MORE NEWS: Folsom Ice Skating Rink Reopens After Weeks Of Delays
A reported sighting of the vehicle on Monday evening prompted a search in Sierra County that didn’t turn up the vehicle. The next morning, a Sierra County Sheriff’s deputy saw the car on Highway 49 heading toward Downieville, but that officer lost sight of the vehicle—the vehicle was spotted at around 6:40 a.m., but sunrise wasn’t until 7:26 a.m. in the area.