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Missing teen and her baby found in Hudson

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A missing Brooklyn Center, Minn., teenager and her nine-month-old daughter were found early Wednesday morning walking along Badlands Road at Kinney Road in the town of Hudson, according to St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilts.

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They were accompanied by the teenager’s father, Shandrel Nash, 38, who also was wanted by authorities.

Shilts said a Badland Road resident thought it was strange for two people with a baby to be walking along the town road at 6:20 a.m. and called authorities.

The sheriff’s deputy who responded to the scene recognized the Nashes from the descriptions given by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension when it issued a missing persons alert the previous day.

They initially gave the deputy false names, according to Shilts, but admitted to their identities after a brief period.

Shandrel Nash was arrested on a felony warrant from Minnesota for an alleged earlier assault on his daughter.

The teenager and her daughter were taken to Hudson Hospital for a medical evaluation, and then turned over to Hennepin County Children’s Services.

Shaterarra Nash was reported to have taken her baby from a foster home.

The baby reportedly has a medical condition that requires her to take medication that must be kept frozen. Authorities were afraid the baby wcould have a seizure and die without the medication.

It was believed that the Nashes might be trying to hitchhike to Georgia or Florida.

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