One of two missing babies in Ohio dies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the twin babies whose disappearance sparked an Amber Alert across Ohio last month has died, authorities said.

Columbus police said officers were called to a home shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday after reports of a baby not breathing. Doctors transferred the baby, about six months old, to the Pediatric Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

Police in Columbus said they were “actively investigating” what happened. The station WBNS-TV reported that the autopsy will be done on Monday. No further details about the death have been released at this time.

Columbus police identified the boy as one of the twins whose disappearance sparked the Amber Alert on Dec. 20 when someone drove off the mother’s car with the children inside as the mother went out to get some pizza.

One of the babies was found in an infant seat between two vehicles in a parking lot near Dayton International Airport, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) west of Columbus. Police in Indianapolis, 175 miles (282 kilometers) west of Columbus, found the other boy on the afternoon of December 22 in an abandoned car that had been stolen three days earlier in Columbus, Ohio, authorities said.

Nalah Tamiko Jackson, 24, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and was later indicted on two federal counts of kidnapping a minor. She appeared in federal court in Columbus a week ago but declined to plead not guilty or guilty.

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