Amber Nicklas, Toddler Abducted and Found, in Foster Care Amid Investigation

Amber Nicklas
(Personal Photo)
Amber Nicklas (Personal Photo)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CBS/AP) Authorities say Amber Nicklas, the 7-year-old girl who was allegedly snatched from California as a toddler, has been placed in a new foster home after being found living with a palm-reading couple in Phoenix.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Capt. Patrick Maxwell said Monday that the child is with a family in California while authorities investigate.

Maxwell says Amber was living with another foster family when three of her aunts, all juveniles, stole her from a restaurant in 2003 in suburban Los Angeles, when she was just a year old.

Authorities say the girl was found last week, living under the name Sandra with a couple who run a palm-reading business. That couple's attorney, John Blischak, says his clients got the girl from her biological grandmother, and didn't know she was kidnapped.

No charges have been filed.

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