SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield Police reported late Saturday night that missing baby Harmony Blue was found safely. She was still sitting in the car that was stolen. The thief dumped the car with little Harmony still in it. Police say the baby was found in the father's car near Campbell Avenue at Mt. Vernon Street around 10 p.m.
The 1-year-old girl disappeared around 1:30 p.m. in north Springfield outside Save-a-Lot grocery store on Commercial Street at National Avenue. Her father told police someone stole his car after he left the keys in it and ran inside an antique store to talk to someone. Harmony and her 4-year-old brother were inside the car.
The father told officers that he witnessed a blonde-haired woman taking off in the car. He said he chased it but was unable to make the driver stop.
The kidnapper let the the 4-year-old boy out of the car in a neighborhood in the 800 block of South Newton Avenue, near MacGregor Elementary School on Fort Avenue north of Grand Street. That boy was unharmed.
Springfield Police said they followed up on tips throughout the day on the whereabouts of the girl and car.