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Missing Newburyport mother found safe in Springfield

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Police said the mother who was missing after she reportedly took her four-month-old son from a Newburyport facility early Monday morning has been located in Springfield. 

According to the Newburyport Police Department, 15-year-old Shantel Van Voorhis is now in custody by the Department of Children and Families. 

Earlier in the day, authorities said her four-month-old son Jacob Van Voorhis was also found safe

State Police said that early Monday morning, Shantel left DARE Family Services in Newburyport with Jacob.

Jacob is in the legal custody of DCF.  State Police noted that Shantel is allowed to reside with the baby while at the DARE facility.

Newburyport police noted Tuesday night in a press release that Jacob remains in DCF custody. 

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