Missing 12-day-old baby found safe

Posted at 2:10 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 14:11:39-04

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Authorities have located a missing and possibly endangered 12-day-old child.

Michigan State Police say Dakota Blackwood was with her mother, Ilah Mankel, and grandmother Linda Mankel. Both were taken into custody after being found.

Photos of Ilah Mankel (left) and Linda Mankel.

There is a protective custody to remove her from the custody of the Mankels, which authorities say was being intentionally ignored.

Authorities say the family was living in Lowell before taking off with the infant.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Michigan State Police Rockford Post at 616-866-4411.