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APNewsBreak: Mother of woman in custody also arrested in case of Texas boy found after 8 years
HOUSTON (AP) ' Texas authorities arrested and charged a second woman with kidnapping Friday in the widening case of a Houston boy who disappeared eight years ago and was found earlier this month.
Gloria Walker, 50, was arrested at her home in Manor, east of Austin.
Walker is the mother of Krystle Tanner, who was arrested two weeks ago in San Augustine in East Texas and also charged with the kidnapping of Miguel Morin when he was 8 months old, San Augustine County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Gary Cunningham told The Associated Press.
Cunningham said the arrest warrant was based on information obtained from Tanner.
"We're still looking for any definitive information concerning how Krystle Tanner and her mother, Gloria Walker, came into actual custody of the child," Cunningham told the AP. He said other people also may be sought in the case.
Cunningham said Walker was taken to the Travis County Jail and would be arraigned. He said she was being held under $250,000 bond, and will be transported to San Augustine, where her daughter is being held.
The boy's parents in Houston are seeking to regain custody of Miguel, while authorities are investigating disclosures that the couple gave up guardianship of their four other children.