Mother who adopted child, fled to Canada turns herself in

The mother charged with abandoning her adopted child and fled to Canada is now in custody.

Posted: Sep 19, 2019 7:45 AM
Updated: Sep 19, 2019 3:43 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)— The mother charged with abandoning her adopted child and fled to Canada is now in custody.

Kristine Barnett turned herself into authorities Thursday at 6:20 a.m., according to the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office. 

She bonded out less than two hours later.

As we previously reported, she and her ex-husband were accused of abandoning their adopted daughter in a Lafayette apartment.

Kristine's ex-husband, Michael Barnett, turned himself in on Wednesday. He bonded out an hour after he was booked.

We will continue to follow this story and provide updates as it evolves. 

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