Newborn found alive next to dead mother 160 miles from spot both went missing

A missing newborn has been found alive and her mother has been found dead in the boot of a car 160 miles from where they disappeared.

Heidi Broussard and her three-week-old daughter had last been seen in Austin, Texas, on 12 December, when she dropped her six-year-old son off at school at around 7.30am.

Police have said the mother and her baby, named Margot, were found at a house in Houston on Thursday.

The three-week-old infant is said to be in 'very good health'. Pic: NBC News
Image:The three-week-old infant is said to be in ‘very good health’. Pic: NBC News

The infant – said to be in “very good health” – was inside the building and is in the care of child protection services.

DNA testing is underway to confirm her identity, but authorities said her looks are “consistent” with the missing baby’s.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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