Authorities say a Texas woman who faked her pregnancy kidnapped a baby whose mother was found shot to death at her Wichita home.
Wichita police said Monday that 34-year-old Yesenia Sesmas suspect is believed to have known the baby’s mother for years.
The baby’s mother, 27-year-old Laura Abarca-Nogueda, was found shot to death at her home Thursday, setting off a search for missing baby Sophia. The baby was six days old when she was reported missing.
Wichita police Lt. Todd Ojile says Sophia was reunited with family members on Saturday.
The suspect is being held in Dallas on suspicion of first-degree murder and kidnapping. The case is expected to be presented to the Sedgwick County district attorney’s office later Friday for charges and extradition to Kansas.