BREAKING NEWS Sanford Cops: Baby returned to her mother by friend of estranged father

by HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

SANFORD, Fla. -- An Amber Alert was cancelled several hours after the reported kidnapping of a 3-month-old baby girl earlier on this Sunday allegedly by her estranged father: That's because the child was returned by a friend, Sanford cops said. 

"Na’Tori Mazion has been recovered and returned to the mother," Sanford Police PIO Ronny Neal said in an email alert to Headline Surfer just after 4 p.m. of the infant. "It was revealed that Na’Tori Mazion was returned by a person known to the father, Tedrick Mazion. In addition, the known friend of Tedrick Mazion is currently being questioned by the Sanford Police."

Because it is an ongoing investigation, Neal did not identify the friend nor any information about possible kidnapping charges against Mazion.

"Na’Tori Mazion has been recovered and returned to the mother," Sanford Police PIO Ronny Neal said in an email alert to Headline Surfer just after 4 p.m. of the infant. "It was revealed that Na’Tori Mazion was returned by a person known to the father, Tedrick Mazion. In addition, the known friend of Tedrick Mazion is currently being questioned by the Sanford Police."

Because it is an ongoing investigation, Neal did not identify the friend nor any information about possible kidnapping charges against Mazion.

"During the course of the investigation, it was revealed that Tedrick Mazion has not been involved in Na’Tori Mazion’s life since birth," said Neal, which is all the more puzzling why he showed up at the mother's residence, 401 West Seminole Boulevard (The Park @ Ravello), at 8:37 a.m. and took off with the child in a 2017 Red Nissan Altima, bearing a Florida Tag 4ALYW.

This led to a 9-1-1 call to police and the issuing of an Amber Alert after the cops responded to the scene. 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.