Toddler found safe
10:54 am
Sun May 13, 2012

Toddler missing from Bridgeton found safe

A toddler taken from a Bridgeton hotel room last week has been found safely.

Detectives with the Bridgeton Police Department received a tip early Saturday evening that 2-year-old Brooklyn Hunter and Albert Cory Hunter were at a St. Louis Bread Company at 6701 Clayton Rd. Clayton police investigated the tip and found the pair. Albert Hunter was arrested without incident - Brooklyn did not appear to be injured, but Bridgeton Lt. Steve James says she was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Brooklyn went missing May 6 after her mother left her alone in a Bridgeton hotel. Police say the mother had been in contact with Albert Hunter but got police involved on May 11 when she came to believe that Albert would not bring the girl back. Albert Hunter says he is Brooklyn's biological father, a fact the mother disputes.