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June 23, 2017

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Infant left at NLV church might be missing ‘Baby Girl Jackson’

Updated Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 6 p.m.

An infant who was dropped off at a North Las Vegas church by two adults Wednesday night could be the missing "Baby Girl Jackson" who authorities have been looking for in three states, according to city police.

As of this afternoon, the child, who was taken into protective custody and described as being in good health, hadn't been identified, North Las Vegas police said. The two people who dropped her off didn't stick around to talk to investigators.

North Las Vegas detectives are working with state officials to confirm her identity, police said.

Police spokesman officer Aaron Patty says the child was left about 7:30 p.m. at the Portals to Glory Pentecostal church, near Comstock Drive and Balzar Avenue.

Authorities said "Baby Girl Jackson," from Kingman, Ariz., was born in February, but her first name is unknown. Two people believed to be her parents are jailed in Arizona for failing to cooperate with agencies working to find the girl.

Octavia Jackson is believed to be the mother. Her lawyer says she is willing to provide a blood draw for authorities to attempt to establish positive identification.

Patty says whoever dropped the baby off should call authorities so officers can investigate further.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call police at 702-633-9111. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or crimestoppersofnv.com.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.