Harlan McGhee was the missing 22-month-old from Hartford.
Keyara McGhee was missing from Hartford.
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
A 22-month-old baby boy and a missing pregnant mother from Hartford were located and are safe after a frantic, early Wednesday morning search.
The father of the child, Ben Walker, told Eyewitness News he spent the entire night worried sick, and the mother, Keyara McGhee, said this was all a misunderstanding.
Hartford police detectives will work with the state's attorney's office to figure out if charges could come.
Investigators said both the mother and child, Harlan McGhee, were never harmed or in any danger.
"She's not charged, no. Under investigation and at best maybe an arrest warrant could be applied for and hit with charges, but that would be up to the state's attorney," said Hartford police Lt. Brian Foley. "Harlan was never in any danger, and that's why this did not fall under the Amber Alert criteria."
Police told Eyewitness News this was all just a big miscommunication involving custody papers, and there was no kidnapping.
Walker was granted full custody of the child on Tuesday, and said he was worried about his child's safety.
"It was horrible," Walker said. "Me and my girlfriend were out until 2 a.m. getting the word out on Facebook."
A massive search involving police began early Wednesday morning.
Keyara McGhee told police she had no idea she was reported missing, until turning on the news Wednesday morning. That's when she headed for the police station.
After leaving the Hartford Police Department, she and the father of the child went to court to iron out the issue.
Police added that custody issues don't fall under Amber Alert criteria, but there are active restraining orders involving these parties.
The father said a bullet was fired at the mother's home, and said she isn't taking care of the child.
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