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Philadelphia School Abduction: Police Seek 2 Suspects Who Took 5-Year-Old Girl

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Capt. John Darby of the Philadelphia police department walks to a podium at a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to discuss the abduction of a girl from her elementary school. | AP

PHILADELPHIA — Police are still searching for a woman who abducted a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from her elementary school.

Investigators say the girl was blindfolded, forced to change out of her clothes and made to hide under a bed after being taken from her classroom Monday morning. A passer-by found her early Tuesday shivering under a piece of playground equipment at a park just outside the city.

Police say the woman claimed she was the girl's mother and was coming to take her to breakfast. After leaving school, police say the woman and the victim walked a few blocks to a home where a man was waiting.

Authorities believe the victim was targeted but have not disclosed a motive. School officials say personnel did not follow proper procedures before releasing the child.

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