Delaware County investigators say China Altaffer, the mother of a missing 8-month-old baby, turned herself in at the Integris Baptist Hospital in Grove shortly before 11:00 a.m. this morning.
Capt. Gail Wells tells KRMG several agencies contributed to ensure the successful end of the incident, including Grove Police, the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, OHP, and of course the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, headed up by Sgt. Mike Halter and Lt. Vern Baker.
The surrender came after several hours of negotiation involving the law officers and China's father.
The baby, Carolinn Altaffer, was unharmed and is undergoing an examination by doctors at the hospital.
There's no word yet on the whereabouts of the father, Ronald Altaffer.
UPDATE: The Delaware county sheriff's office now says that deputies picked up a signal from the parents cell phone this morning at about 6 a.m. somewhere between Claremore and Adair.
Delaware County authorities need your help to find and 8 month old baby girl named Carolinn Altaffer.
The child was taken by her parents Ronald and China Altaffer of Grove who aren't supposed to have custody.
Authorities say the girl is malnourished and needs immediate medical attention.
They are all traveling in a 2003 Tan Chevrolet pickup with Oklahoma tag 474HLD.
If spotted please call 918-253-4531.
For more details, keep listening to FM 102.3 and AM 740 Newstalk KRMG.