Police in Nevada say an international custody battle has stalled over a 3-year-old girl who disappeared from a North Las Vegas foster home and ended up in Mexico.
North Las Vegas police Sgt. Tim Bedwell tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper that Carla Espinosa-Alvarez is a U.S. citizen and legal ward of Clark County.
He says the investigation stalled because detectives can't talk with her mother.
The foster mother told police that a masked couple abducted the child at gunpoint May 8.
Police say the child's biological mother told Mexican authorities she paid the foster mother to bring the girl across the border.
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Officials say the girl was put in foster care last year after the mother went to Mexico but was denied entry back into the U.S.