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Philadelphia Child Kidnapping: Police seek 2 suspects in girl's abduction

Surveillance footage of a 5-year-old girl who was abducted from a Philadelphia school on January 14, 2013 CBS Philly

Surveillance footage of a 5-year-old girl who was abducted from a Philadelphia school on January 14, 2013
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(AP) PHILADELPHIA -- Police are still searching for a woman who abducted a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from her elementary school.

Investigators say the girl was blindfolded, forced to change out of her clothes and made to hide under a bed after being taken from her classroom Monday morning. A passer-by found her early Tuesday shivering under a piece of playground equipment at a park just outside the city.

Police say the woman claimed she was the girl's mother and was coming to take her to breakfast. After leaving school, police say the woman and the victim walked a few blocks to a home where a man was waiting.

Authorities believe the victim was targeted but have not disclosed a motive. School officials say personnel did not follow proper procedures before releasing the child.

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