Baby Reported Missing Now In CPS Custody, Austin Police Say

AUSTIN, Texas (KTHV) — Austin Police said Monday night that the baby reported missing was now in CPS custody.

As of Aug. 12, an Amber Alert was issued for the infant.

The 3-week-old baby, Elijah Phillips, was born to Brittany Sadi Smith, 30, in a hospital on July 19. Authorities said at a press conference Aug. 9 that when the mother was admitted to the hospital, she gave staff a fake name.

On July 22, the mother gave a woman believed to be her cousin – Brandy Yovonne Galbert – permission to leave the hospital with the baby. The baby’s mother was discharged on July 23.

The baby and mother were found Monday. The baby is in Child Protective Services custody, and the mother is in police custody, officials said.

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