Woman turns herself in after taking daughter from social worker

A southwest Iowa woman, who was the subject of a regional “Attempt to Locate” search on Tuesday, turned herself in to authorities early this morning. The Council Bluffs Police Department says through a joint investigation with the Clarinda Police Department, 23-year old Sara Billi-Kier cooperated with law enforcement and turned herself and her 8 month old daughter Taliah, over to the Police Department in Clarinda just after 1 a.m.

The child had not been harmed and has since been taken into protective custody. Sara Kier was arrested and was being held in the Page County Jail on a warrant out of Council Bluffs. Late Tuesday morning, the Council Bluffs Police Department asked for the public’s assistance in locating Kier and her daughter.

Officials say Sara took Taliah without permission, during a supervised visitation in Council Bluffs on May 6th. The incident occurred when a Nebraska Boys Town Child Organization social worker in charge of the supervision, went to the restroom at a restaurant in Council Bluffs, where the visitation took place.

Officials said Kier lost custody of her child, after the woman tested positive for using meth.