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Search for missing infant and her mother underway in Cumberland, 2 other counties

SCOTLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - Authorities are searching three counties for a missing infant and her mother after they were reported missing Thursday, according to the Scotland County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office is investigating the case and collecting information while they search for "a Hispanic female known as April Morrison," they said. Morrison is "possibly Puerto Rican or similar," and speaks English as well as Spanish.

Morrison reportedly arrived in Richmond County when she was approximately eight months pregnant and then gave birth to the child, authorities said.

The female infant, who is around 2-3 weeks old, is believed to be in danger and not in the care of her mother.

The sheriff's office said they have "not positively identified the infant, and [have] reasonable suspicion that April is operating under an alias."

Morrison was believed to be staying in motels or hotels in Richmond County, Scotland County and Fayetteville.

The sheriff's office said that Morrison "is reported currently as possibly being deceased or having been removed from the Scotland County and or Richmond County Area possibly under fear or coercion."

Authorities ask that if you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Morrison or her child, that you contact the Scotland County Sheriff's Office immediately at (910) 266-4332 extension 4. Callers may remain anonymous.

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