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Mom accused of attempted murder after 7 weeks old daughter at the bottom of North Carolina gorge

"So I went there and got it, "he told the child's WLOS." We got it checked out and in a few minutes it was just quiet down as it was in Mama's arms. "The child, identified as 7 weeks old Shaylie Madden, was hospitalized and do well, said Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin. Investigators believe that the child s mother, Krista Madden, 35, threw the car seat down the ravine. When the seat hit the ground, Shaylie rolled up. Madden has been accused of first-degree attempted murder. She is being held under the $ 750,000 bond and is scheduled to have a probable cause on May 28. Griffin did not give an alleged motive and said that the investigation has just begun. He did not say that Madden admitted, but added: "She provided enough information about her commitment that probably gave us reason." CNN has reached out to Madens lawyer for comment. Authorities started looking for Shaylie when the Asheville police received a 911 call around 4:30 pm Thursday about a possible kidnapping of the child and Krista Madden from their home in Asheville. A silver 2014 Mazda may have been used, the authorities said. The Asheville police would not identify the caller but said it was not Madden. During his investigation, the police were able to ping Madens cellphone to an area in Henderson County. At 5:40 am Griffin is called. He called Henderson County's 911 radius to report that he would find an abandoned silver Mazda on a…

“So I went there and got it, “he told the child’s WLOS.” We got it checked out and in a few minutes it was just quiet down as it was in Mama’s arms. “

The child, identified as 7 weeks old Shaylie Madden, was hospitalized and do well, said Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin.

 Krista Madden

Investigators believe that the child s mother, Krista Madden, 35, threw the car seat down the ravine. When the seat hit the ground, Shaylie rolled up.

Madden has been accused of first-degree attempted murder. She is being held under the $ 750,000 bond and is scheduled to have a probable cause on May 28.

Griffin did not give an alleged motive and said that the investigation has just begun. He did not say that Madden admitted, but added: “She provided enough information about her commitment that probably gave us reason.”

CNN has reached out to Madens lawyer for comment.

Authorities started looking for Shaylie when the Asheville police received a 911 call around 4:30 pm Thursday about a possible kidnapping of the child and Krista Madden from their home in Asheville.

A silver 2014 Mazda may have been used, the authorities said. The Asheville police would not identify the caller but said it was not Madden.

During his investigation, the police were able to ping Madens cellphone to an area in Henderson County. At 5:40 am Griffin is called. He called Henderson County’s 911 radius to report that he would find an abandoned silver Mazda on a dirt road out into the country.

Then Henderson County found the Sheriff’s alternates Madden on a highway, not far from where the car was abandoned and a few miles from Fowler’s house. The car was later determined to be Madden, Griffin said.

Madden told the officers that she could escape from her prisoners, described as a man and woman who had ski masks, but they still had their 7-week daughter Shaylie, Griffin said. The child wore a pink siege with horizontal white stripes.

Deputies and two track dogs searched the area near the car and found nothing, Griffin said.

While officers questioned Madden, a 911 call was placed at Henderson County Sheriff’s Office around 8 pm

It was Fowler and said he had only found a baby at the bottom of a ravine.

It seems that Madden was acting alone, the Sheriff said. As for her story of the kidnappers, it seems to be a hoax, he said, adding: “We don’t think it’s actually at all.”

“It was right for me to find”

Many questions are unanswered, but everyone agrees that it is a miracle Shaylie found.

“It was simply, in my opinion, a merciful God’s grace that we had a woman who went to check her mailbox,” Griffin said. “She really thinks she hears an infant’s weak screams. She calls her husband, who is self-employed, and he enters the area and goes down a 75-foot ravine to find the baby alone with a child seat over the bank.”

Fowler said he agreed with the sheriff.

Fowler said, “Everywhere in these mountains … and it can never have been found” WLOS.

“It was great that it was right for me to find.”

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