- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a family secret turned into a police investigation over Thanksgiving when a woman came home with a baby that wasn’t hers.

Roswell police spokesman Todd Wildermuth says the investigation began that weekend when a woman called police to report she suspected the baby her 30-year-old sister brought home didn’t belong to her.

Police later learned the baby belonged to relatives of the woman in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, where the actual mother of the baby had filed a child abduction report.

New Mexico officials took the baby and later gave the baby to Mexican authorities.

But Wildermuth says it turned out that the child’s mother filed a false report because she was embarrassed about giving up her baby.

Nobody was charged and Wildermuth said he doesn’t know whether the baby is back with the mother yet.

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