Young woman imprisoned for abducting baby dies

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Posted: Dec 07, 2014 5:15 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman sent to prison for abducting a newborn from a Pittsburgh hospital has died.

Twenty-two-year-old Breona Moore of East McKeesport died late last week at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Montour County Coroner Scott Lynn told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review she died of natural causes.

Moore was serving a 2 ½- to-five-year sentence at Muncy state prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping a 3-day-old boy from Magee-Women's Hospital.

Investigators said she'd told friends for weeks she was pregnant.

In August 2012, dressed as a nurse, Moore told the mother she was taking the infant for tests, then carried him out of the hospital in a handbag. After a five-hour manhunt, police found Moore holding the baby, who was not harmed, in a closet in an office building.