2-year-old Guadalupe Aguayo in the back seat of a police car
ATLANTA -- Guadalupe Aguayo, the 1-and-a-half-year-old Atlanta girl reported missing Friday morning, has been found safe.
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Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones confirmed the little girl was found in the car described in her AMBER Alert. The car was pulled over on the northbound Downtown Connector at Interstate 20 at around 7 a.m. Friday. Jones said police found Guadalupe sitting on an unidentified passenger's lap.
Guadalupe was reported missing Friday morning from her home on Forrest Park Road in southeast Atlanta.
She was taken by 36-year-old Claudia Rodriguez, the girlfriend of her father's roommate. Guadalupe's father, Ramon Aguayo, asked Rodriguez to watch the girl while he went to work. When he returned home, Guadalupe and Rodriguez were gone.
The little girl was checked out at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding after her recovery. She appeared to be unhurt.
Rodriguez was arrested and charged with interfering with custody, kidnapping, driving on a suspended license and a child safety restraint violation. She told police she was on her way to Conyers when she was caught.
Police are still not clear on why Rodriguez took Guadalupe. She is being held in the Fulton County Jail.
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