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‘I Don't Want Anyone Else to Go Through What I Did’: Mother Claims Infant Daughter Was Abducted During Hospital Stay


“When I found her she was in another woman's hospital room, in that woman's arms.”

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An Arkansas mother took to Facebook recently to state that she woke up from a nap in a hospital to find that her infant daughter had been abducted by another patient, according to KAIT-TV.

In the social media post, Lory Beth Snyder alleged that “the most terrifying thing happened to my family” while her daughter Lorelai underwent treatment at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Snyder wrote that she took a nap while her daughter was resting and “awoke a little over an hour later to find that Lorelai was missing.”

“When I found her she was in another woman's hospital room, in that woman's arms,” Snyder said

The patient claimed she had been trying to take care of Lorelai so Snyder could rest.

The mother admitted that she doesn’t know if the woman's “intentions were noble, since she claims to of just been trying to care for Lorelai," adding, "I don't know what she herself was ill with, something that could make my daughter sick. I don't know anything! I don't know what her actual intent with my child was. What she did with her. Or even how long she actually had her.”

She added that the hospital moved her family into a secure room in the ICU.

"I don't want anyone else to go through what I did," Snyder told KAIT, saying that the “hospital's responsibility is to care for their patients and make sure that they are safe and they are well, and that doesn't seem to be what's going on."

"You do not enter a room and take a child that does not belong to you, especially from a person you don't know," Snyder added. "I want some answers, and I don't feel like I'm getting them from that hospital."

NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital told KAIT in a statement:

An incident occurred in one of our patient care units (not labor and delivery) on Friday involving two patients, one of them a pediatric patient.

While we cannot go into details because of patient privacy laws, two of our nurses acted immediately, followed all protocols, and rapidly brought the situation under control. Because of their quick work, all patients remained safe. Our nurses quickly secured the pediatric patient and mother and fully cooperated with police, who declined to take action against anyone. We are grateful that everyone is safe, and we wish everyone the best and continued good health.

According to KAIT, the child was not harmed during the incident.

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