California mom found after fleeing hospital with baby when child tested positive for drugs, police say

A California mother was found Friday night after she fled a hospital with her baby when the child tested positive for drugs, police said.

Tina Baiz, 38, and her two children were found near a motel in Linda, Calif., FOX40 reported. The Yuba City mother went missing on July 4 after bringing her 11-month-old baby Zeke to the Hideout Hospital because of a medical emergency.

“We believe Tina may have overheard a conversation outside of the room discussing the positive result the child had for drugs in his system,” Yuba City police spokeswoman Shawna Pavey told FOX40.

Baiz had left the hospital while the baby still had an IV inserted. It’s unclear what type of drug was found in Zeke’s body.

Baiz was questioned by police and will likely face charges.

“We need to know exactly what has happened with Zeke and Zoe since the time she left Rideout Hospital until we found her this afternoon,” Pavey said, who also thanked the public’s help for locating Baiz and the two children.

It’s unclear what the children’s condition were when authorities located them.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam

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