Modesto Police: Girl Found after Mother, Grandmother Take Her from Legal Guardians

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MODESTO — Modesto detectives say they have found a child who was abducted by her mother and grandmother Saturday without permission from the girl’s legal guardians.

Aspen Vanloon (left) and Dawn Patteson (right) (Photos by the Modesto Police Department)

The Modesto Police Department reports 4-year-old Aniyah Lewis lives with her paternal grandparents and was taken during a child custody visit around 3 p.m.

Detectives asked the public to look out for Lewis’ mother, Aspen Vanloon, and grandmother, Dawn Patteson, as well as a gray Jeep Liberty.

By Sunday afternoon, the police department says Lewis had been found in Oakdale and was safe.

Vanloon and Patteson were taking into custody.


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