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Deputies: Missing baby from Polk Co. located in Portland; mother in custody

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Robert Norton and Tonya Malarkey (Photos: Polk Co. Sheriff's office) Robert Norton and Tonya Malarkey (Photos: Polk Co. Sheriff's office)
POLK COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

Police located a missing 9-month-old girl and the woman wanted for custodial interference in Portland on Friday.

Polk County deputies put out an alert Friday morning for Tonya Malarkey, 44, and Robert Norton, 61.

Detectives said they do not have parental rights for the baby girl, who was listed as a missing person and believed to possibly be in danger, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators told FOX 12 the couple lost custody of the child out of concern for the baby's safety.

By 2:15 p.m. Friday, deputies confirmed that the baby and Malarkey were located at Oxford Inns at Jantzen Beach. Deputies did not immediately confirm Norton's status, but a man resembling Norton was seen with Malarkey outside the hotel with officers. 

Their truck was found parked nearby with a "Baby on Board" sticker on the tailgate. 

Deputies said Malarkey would be transferred back to Polk County. The baby was taken to a Portland hospital by ambulance for unspecified medical reasons.

The sheriff's office reported the girl is 25 inches tall and weighs just 12 pounds.

An Amber Alert was not issued in this case. 

FOX 12 will update this story as more information becomes available. 

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