Washington woman, teen daughter accused of drugging mom in attempt to steal her baby

Posted at 7:54 AM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 10:54:51-05

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington woman and her teenage daughter are suspected of drugging a new mother after posing as photographers in an elaborate plot to kidnap the mother's newborn baby.

Detectives for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department arrested a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter who they say both went to the mother's home after advertising free baby photos.

Police say they gave a cupcake to the victim, who felt drowsy after eating it and ordered the two to leave.

Investigators say evidence suggests the woman -- believed to have used the names Juliette Parker, Juliette Noel or Juliette Gains -- was planning to steal a newborn baby to raise as her own.