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Dreadful Mistake To Avoid! 5-Month-Old Girl Was Tragically Taken Away From Her Mother By A Strange Woman In A Shop

Date October 9, 2018 14:49

Parents are responsible for keeping a keen eye on their children as kids are always zigzagging their way, out of focus, ignoring the lurking dangers. However, the predators sometimes outlast both kids and their parents. They snatch away the light of families by taking away their beloved little ones. This story may serve as a warning after all!

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Child kidnapping statistics

Child Find Of America portrays a horrible image of facts. In 1999, an estimated 58,200 children were victims of a non-family abduction while 203,900 kids were taken away by known people within relatives.

Some teenagers are also classified as runaways due to drug or family abuse. Their disappearance remains forever a mystery. Sadly, no one follows the trail to them or reports them missing.

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The main purpose of abductors remains unknown until they make it obvious themselves. They either mercilessly kill the child, holds him for ransom, or intends to keep the child permanently. All thoughts are equally terrifying!

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A woman tricked the mother to leave her baby alone

The mother, Maggie Horrell, was shopping with her two daughters, Louise and Natalie, in 1988. A woman came to her saying she has some billing issue to resolve upstairs. The mother entrusted her two kids to her and went to settle the amount. When she came back, the woman and her baby girl of 5 months were gone, whereas her older daughter Louise ran to her mom safely.

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She was devasted and frightened by the mere thought of her little one being harmed. However, Natalie was found after 5 days by the diligent police. The woman had disguised the toddler to make her look like a boy. 

Years later, Maggie opened up how this incident affected the family forever. They are more cautious than ever. Natalie expressed to BBC News:

I could be someone completely different without knowing who my family was.

Their story warns us to not leave the kids behind no matter what. When it comes to your dear babies, no one can be trusted!

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Child safety tips

Precautions are definitely better than cure. When it comes to parenting, being overprotective and vigilant is acceptable. There are a number of precautions you can take. For example, never leave an infant alone in a car, stroller, or shopping cart, even for a second. If your child is in child care, be sure the center has a strict policy regarding pick-up.

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