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Yuma Woman Surrenders In 2008 Child Abduction Case

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A Yuma woman has turned herself in to authorities after allegedly abducting her daughter and fleeing to Mexico nearly four years ago.

Yuma police say 44-year-old Chrystal Lopez has been booked into the Yuma County Detention Center on suspicion of kidnapping and other charges.

They say 13-year-old Damaris Herrera is in good health and been turned over to the state Child Protective Services.

Police say the girl fled from a YMCA parking lot in Yuma in December 2008 after a failed attempt of a custody exchange between her parents.

Authorities say they later learned Lopez fled to Mexico with her daughter.

Yuma detectives worked with the FBI and Mexican authorities to arrest Lopez and return the girl to Arizona.

Lopez surrendered to Arizona authorities at the San Luis port Wednesday.

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