Judge orders removal after Veronica misses visitation

TULSA, Okla. (WCIV) -- A judge ordered the immediate transfer of Veronica to her adoptive family on James Island Monday after her birth father missed a court-ordered visitation a day earlier, case officials confirmed.

The Post and Courier initially reported the judge's order for authorities to step in and stop the transition plan that was meant to re-acclimate the 3-year-old back into life with Matt and Melanie Capobianco.

According to court documents, a state-certified adoption investigator said in an affidavit filed Sunday that she and the Capobiancos were at the determined meeting location earlier that day for the initial four-hour meeting, but no one from the tribe, Brown's family or Veronica showed up at the location.

As a result, the judge signed the order to immediately transfer Veronica to the Capobiancos. He gave the two sides until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to deliver any information as to the whereabouts of the nearly-4-year-old girl.

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