Police: Amber Alert canceled for Sidney, Nebraska, couple and infant daughter

Police: Amber Alert canceled for Sidney, Nebraska, couple and infant daughter
Maria Campa and Carlos Zamora Jr.

Law enforcement officials who were seeking the public’s help in finding a mother, father and their infant girl after the family fled from a Sidney, Nebraska, apartment said the family has been found.

An Amber Alert that was activated by Sidney police to determine the whereabouts of the family has been canceled.

The alert was canceled after the child was recovered in Colorado and two people were arrested.

Authorities were seeking Maria Campa, 37, and Carlos Zamora, 41, on a felony custody violation out of Cheyenne County, Nebraska. Their baby’s name is Betty Zamora.

Sidney Police Chief Joe Aikens said the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services had taken custody of the baby at birth because she tested positive for controlled substances.

That was six weeks ago, and Monday the infant was returned to the family, he said.

Authorities were doing follow-up checks on the baby, he said, and sometime early Tuesday morning the parents took their baby and left their apartment.

Sidney police believe the family, originally from Colorado, may have been headed to Kansas or Arizona. Aikens said the baby may have had a teenage sibling that went with the parents.

Betty Zamora

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ORIGINAL STORY

SIDNEY, Neb. – Law enforcement officials in the Nebraska panhandle are seeking the public’s help in finding an infant that was abducted, as a result of a custody dispute.

The Sidney, Neb. Police Department and members of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services were conducting an ongoing child neglect investigation referencing the welfare of six-week old Betty Zamora.

“We attempted to contact Maria Campa and Carlos Zamora, Jr., both of Sidney. It appeared that the Zamora family left town in the early hours of Tuesday,” Police Chief Joe Aikens said.

Campa is a 5’7″, 200 pound Hispanic female with hazel eyes and brown hair. Zamora, Jr. is a 5’10”, 200 pound Hispanic male  with brown eyes and brown hair.

Zamora, Jr. has a history of resisting law enforcement.

Aikens says they received information the family was either headed to Kansas or Arizona. They may be traveling in a navy blue Ford Expedition with a shatter in the middle of the windshield with expired Colorado in-transits with the date May 15th.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Betty Zamora, please call 911 or contact the Sidney Police Department at (308) 254-5515 immediately.

Agencies assisting with this investigation are the Sidney Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol and the Cheyenne County Attorney’s Office.

 

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