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Woman Charged With Kidnapping After Missing Infant Found

A 24-year-old Chicago woman is facing charges after authorities said she took her infant daughter from foster care and went missing for more than a week.

Mikequera Randolph, of the 400 block of North Harding Avenue, was charged Thursday with issuance of warrant for child abduction and one felony count of aggravated kidnapping, according to Chicago police.

Authorities said Randolph kidnapped her 3-month-old daughter Royalty Wolf, who the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services confirmed had been in its custody since April.

The two were last seen May 14 near the 1500 block of South Avers Avenue, Chicago police said in an alert.

The baby was found Wednesday afternoon near Francisco and Flournoy on the city's West Side and taken to an area hospital for evaluation but believed to be unharmed.

Randolph was later discovered in a garage in the same alley where the girl was located, according to reports from the scene.

NBC 5 Investigates found that Randolph has multiple convictions on robbery and drug charges.

She was expected to appear in bond court on Thursday.

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