Missing grandmother, 1-year-old grandson found safe in Baytown, police say

HOUSTON – A 45-year-old woman and her 1-year-old grandson have been found safe in Baytown after they were reported as missing, Baytown police said.

Earlene Crippen, 45, was last seen Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday leaving her daughter's home in the 16000 block of Avenue A in a gray two-door Hyundai Sonata.

Crippen was taken into custody, police said.

Officials said Crippen regularly baby-sits her grandson, but did not have permission to leave with the child.

Deputies said Crippen has a past history of drug abuse.

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