Birth mom arrested after allegedly taking baby girl from foster family’s home in Phoenix

Police have arrested the woman who allegedly kidnapped her biological daughter from her foster...
Police have arrested the woman who allegedly kidnapped her biological daughter from her foster family's home in Phoenix.(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 6:27 AM MST|Updated: Aug. 10, 2022 at 12:20 PM MST

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Phoenix police say the biological mother of the baby who was taken from her foster family’s home over the weekend has now been arrested. The five-month-old went missing on Saturday after authorities said Angelica Salinas, 24, forcibly took her from the home. Police said late Tuesday night that the baby was found.

Salinas reportedly showed up at a family member’s home with the baby on Tuesday. That family member then called the Phoenix police, who found the baby in good health. Police then took Eunice back to her foster family while officers took Salinas to police headquarters for questioning.

Salina has since been booked into the Maricopa County jail. It’s not yet clear what specific charges Salina will face. Arizona’s Family is working on learning more information.