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BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Police have located a 2-year-old girl who was abducted from a Bridgeton motel last Sunday morning.
Brooklyn Hunter was found in the company of Albert Cory Hunter, 43, after a citizen notified police that the two were in a vehicle at a St. Louis Bread Company in Clayton.
Hunter was arrested without incident, while Brooklyn was taken into protective custody and did not appear injured.
According to police reports, Albert Hunter took Brooklyn from the America's Best motel in the 3600 block of Pennridge around 8 a.m. on May 6th. The mother of the young girl reported the incident to police five days later on May 11th.
Brooklyn's mother told police she left her and Albert alone in the motel room. When she returned, they were both gone. It is not known how Hunter left the motel, but police reported he refused to return the girl.
Since Brooklyn's disappearance, Albert Hunter had been spotted near Gravois Rd. and Spring Ave., and near the Walnut Creek branch of the St. Louis Public Library.
Bridgeton officers were aided in the investigation by St. Louis police, FBI agents, US Marshals and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
The relationship between the young girl and the alleged abductor is not known, but the mother told police he is not the girl's father.
Authorities said the mother has been in contact with Albert Hunter throughout the ordeal, but he refused to talk to police or answer any questions.
Hunter remains in the cutody of Bridgeton detectives pending charges.