A 13-month-old girl who was the subject of a statewide Amber Alert on Saturday was found alone, but safe hours later in a shed in the high desert east of Palmdale, sheriff's deputies said.
A 35-year-old man identified as Brandon Wynn and an underage boy were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and face additional charges, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.
The baby's mother was allegedly sexually assaulted, kidnapped and later found in Lake Los Angeles, a desert community about 27 miles east of Palmdale, according to the Amber Alert website. Her attacker told her he was going to a Motel 6 in Palmdale, where the baby had been left.
"The suspect said he was going to return to the motel and take care of her," the alert said.
The girl, wearing a yellow sleeping jumper, had been taken sometime overnight, sheriff's Sgt. Marcy Marder said.
Sheriff's officials gave conflicting information about details in the Amber Alert. They confirmed to NBC4 just before 3:30 p.m. that deputies had found the girl unattended in the shed. She was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The mother was also being treated at a hospital.
Deputies were searching for a 38-year-old man and a BMW in connection with the girl's disappearance, but later determined that he and the vehicle were not involved in the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call 661-948-8466.