Amber Alert ends after Okla. mother, infant arrive at hospital
Updated: Saturday, April 13 2013, 02:43 PM EDT
GROVE, Okla. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An Amber Alert out of Oklahoma came to an end this week when an infant and her mother arrived at a hospital in Oklahoma.
Authorities say after hours of negotiations, China Prater admitted her malnourished 8-month-old baby girl into the hospital on Friday afternoon.
The baby only weighed 12 pounds.
The Department of Human Services was acting on a tip that the child could be suffering from malnourishment.
The parents, China Prater, and Ronald Altaffer, took off with the baby when they learned that authorities were looking for them on Wednesday.
An Amber Alert for Carolinn Altaffer was issued early Friday.
"We had to exhaust all the leads to possible locations before we can (issue an Amber Alert)," said Delaware County Sheriff Harlan Moore. "At about 2:00 in the morning is when we said, 'We don't know where else to check.'"
The mother was arrested on child endangerment charges, and is being held in the Delaware County Jail.
Authorities are still looking for the father, Ronald Altaffer.