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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Sidney Child Found Safe With Amber Alert


Sheriff’s deputies in Logan County, Colo. found the subjects of an Amber Alert Wednesday evening, safely recovering a six-week old infant taken from Sidney.

Sidney Police Department issued the alert Wednesday afternoon when officers and members of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services were conducting an ongoing child neglect investigation.

In the process of checking on the welfare of the child, who is a ward of the state, officers discovered her parents had left Sidney in the early hours of that day.

Because the child was a ward of the state and the parents had taken her from the area without proper permission, an Amber Alert was issued. At the time, it was believed the parents, Maria Campa, 37, and Carlos Zamora, Jr., 41, might be headed to either Kansas or Arizona.

The child was removed from the home following a hearing in June. A hearing was held earlier this week, and the removal was continued.

Law enforcement officials in both Sidney and Colorado are continuing their respective investigations. As of the Sun-Telegraph press deadline, the Cheyenne County Attorney’s Office was awaiting word on whether the pair would willingly return to Nebraska. If not, County Attorney Paul Shaub said they would seek an extradition order.

Pending police investigations, the charge against Campa and Zamora is Violation of a Custody Order, a class IV felony.


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