The child was reportedly found naked and shivering, her head shaved, hours after she was reported missing
The former babysitter for a Hamilton, Massachusetts, family faces charges of kidnapping and assault and battery following allegations that she briefly abducted and then injured the family’s 2-year-old daughter, local police said Saturday.
Abigail Hanna, 21, was arrested Saturday morning, Hamilton police said.
She is held without bail on charges of kidnapping, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a child and breaking and entering in the nighttime, police said. It is not known if she has entered a plea.
Hanna’s home was searched Friday night, according to WCVB.
Her arrest comes one day after the disappearance and discovery of Lyndon Albers, who was reported missing from her home by her parents at about 7 a.m. Friday, according to WCVB.
Lyndon was last seen by her parents at about 4:15 a.m., according to the station.
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She was found alive later that morning, police said.
She was discovered by the side of the road by a couple on their way to work, according to WHDH.
The couple told the station that they found Lyndon naked and with a head injury. Her head had been shaved, they said.
She also reportedly had cigarette burns on her body, according to WCVB.
Lyndon remains hospitalized following her discovery Friday, police said.