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Search Continues For Kidnapped Baby

November 11, 1986

SELLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) _ The search continued Monday for kidnapped 4-day-old Phillip Worthington, taken from his mother’s arms by a woman wearing a white lab coat the day after he was born.

A reward of $34,000 in cash and pledges has been raised for the baby’s safe return or concrete information leading to his return, but officials had no clues.

″We have nothing, nothing and nothing,″ said Bucks County District Attorney Alan Rubenstein. He called the kidnapping at Grand View Hospital ″a mean, mean crime″ and said a nationwide alert has been issued.

Investigators were looking for a late-model, silver sports car with Pennsylvania license plates.

Barbara Worthington of Silverdale, a small town north of Philadelphia, was talking to her pastor, the Rev. Mark Wimmer, when a blond woman wearing a lab coat came into the hospital room Friday and said she needed to take the boy for a checkup.

The baby, born Thursday, was being treated for jaundice. Hospital spokesman Dorothy Gehres said that without care, the infant’s life could be threatened.

Mrs. Worthington, 26, and her husband, Neil, 27, have another child, 16- month-old Elisha.

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