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UPDATE: Mother of missing baby arraigned

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Heather Gipperich (Courtesy St. Joseph Co. Police) Heather Gipperich (Courtesy St. Joseph Co. Police)
Bethany Gipperich (Courtesy St. Joseph Co. Police) Bethany Gipperich (Courtesy St. Joseph Co. Police)

The mother of a missing baby found safe on February 15 was arraigned Friday on charges of Neglect of a Dependent and taking a child to a nuisance. 

South Bend Police say Heather Gipperich told them she took her 8-month-old baby, Bethany, with her to buy and use heroin on February 11.  Gipperich said while getting high, she put her baby in the care of a woman named Amanda, who she had first met that night.  She told police she had been in contact with the woman on a daily basis.

Elkhart Police were able to find Amanda on Sunday and place the baby in the custody of Child Services.

Her next hearing is set for March 6 when a trial date will be set.  She is being held on $10,000 bond and has been ordered to have no contact with her child.

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