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Ohio woman arrested after leaving 2 babies behind

Updated: Sunday, June 1 2014, 03:51 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A woman accused of abandoning two babies at a Salvation Army home in downtown Cleveland has been arrested in suburban Columbus.


The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that 31-year-old Alisha Houston was arrested Friday, two days after workers at the home say she vanished seven hours after arriving, leaving behind a 1-year-old boy and a 3-week-old girl.


It's unclear whether Houston is the babies' mother.


Police tracked Houston down to the Columbus area, where she was arrested on a felony charge of child endangerment.


Police say Houston is charged because she left the babies unattended and that a medical examination found one of them had been injured.


It's unclear whether Houston has an attorney.


The babies are with the Department of Children and Family Services.

Ohio woman arrested after leaving 2 babies behind


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