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Newborn found nearly a week after being taken from Children's Hospital

PITTSBURGH — The newborn who was taken by his parents after doctors suspected child abuse has been found, according to investigators.

Police said 8-week-old Ambrose Klingensmith and his parents -- 32-year-old Jeannette Funnen and 23-year-old Daemon Klingensmith -- were found about five days after taking off from the hospital.

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Officials said they were found around 4:30 p.m. in Lewisburg, Tenn., which is near Nashville. The FBI got a tip that they were in that area, and local police located their car.

When Officer Scott Braden approached the parents' vehicle, he said he noticed the two children in the backseat.

Both parents are in custody and are in the process of being extradited back to Pennsylvania. They are facing charges of endangering a child and obstruction.

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According to investigators, the week-long search began after a trip to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

West Mifflin police told Channel 11 that 8-week-old Ambrose Klingensmith was taken by his parents on Sept. 26 after the hospital raised concerns that he had been abused.


They also had Funnen’s 3-year-old son with them.

Doctors determined there were “bruises consistent with finger marks” and that the injuries were “highly concerning with physical abuse.” They requested additional testing to determine how severe the internal injuries were.

However, the infant’s parents took off with him from the emergency room before he was examined.

Timeline of child's disappearance:

West Mifflin police said they were given information that they might have been traveling to Florida.

According to investigators, Funnen has had two other children removed from her custody in the past.

“Funnen has a history of providing a ‘false narrative’ regarding her family history, and has attempted to commit suicide during two pregnancies,” investigators said.

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According to police, the Ambrose Klingensmith is in the care of a doctor. For now, the baby will remain with child welfare officials in Tennessee.

The grandparents told Channel 11's Amy Hudak a CYS worker was helping them beginning the process of raising the newborn.

An Amber Alert was never issued because the infant was not abducted.

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