A baby from Oregon who disappeared from her bed was found safe several hours later under the floorboards of her grandparents' home.

Kate Higgins, 1, vanished from her bedroom in Woodburn, Ore., late Sunday night, according to KPTV-TV, the FOX affiliate in Portland, Ore.

Her father, Lawrence Higgins Jr., told police he fell asleep in a room at his parents' house at about 10:30 p.m. with Kate and his two other children, ages 5 and 3. He awoke at around 5 a.m. to discover Kate had disappeared, the station said.

"We were like, 'She couldn't have went anywhere. She can't walk,'" Kate's uncle, Tim Higgins, told the station. "'She's gotta be here unless somebody came in and took her.'"

About 15 officers searched the home, but found nothing until Kate's cough was heard at around 7:30 a.m. from under the floor, KPTV-TV said.

Police used crowbars to tear it up and Kate was extricated unharmed, though dirty, the station said.

The state's Department of Human Services found both the grandparents' and parents' homes to be unsuitable for the children, and the kids were taken into custody, KPTV-TV said.

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