Authorities seeking sick girl taken from hospital by mom

An 11-year-old girl with leukemia was taken from the hospital by her parents for unknown reasons

By Brian Skoloff
Associated Press

PHOENIX — Authorities in Arizona say they are considering criminal charges if the mother of an 11-year-old girl with leukemia doesn't return her to a medical facility.

Phoenix police say the girl, Emily, had been receiving chemotherapy at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Police say an infection forced doctors to amputate her arm and insert a device to deliver medications.

The child's mother removed her from the hospital Wednesday night.

Authorities say the girl is at great risk for a deadly infection.

Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of the mother Norma Bracamontes.

Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos says criminal negligence charges could be sought against her, but their first priority is getting the child back to the hospital.

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