updated 4/6/2007 8:43:48 AM ET 2007-04-06T12:43:48

Police arrested the second of three teens accused of fleeing a maternity home after hitting the caretaker with a frying pan.

A 17-year-old Illinois girl was arrested in Chicago after a tipster saw her at her grandmother's house, police said. She was returned to Utah last week.

"It is unknown ... if she was staying with her grandmother or who else may have assisted her while she was on the run for over two months," American Fork police Sgt. Shauna Greening said in a statement Wednesday.

A 15-year-old from California was turned in her by her mother Jan. 29.

Jana Moody, caretaker of New Hope Maternity Home, was hit with a frying pan and restrained with a power cord and duct tape Jan. 16, police said.

The two girls and a teen from Texas then fled in Moody's van, police said.

The privately owned maternity home, 30 miles south of Salt Lake City, is a place for struggling teens to learn about prenatal care, adoption and parenting skills. They are sent by their families to get them away from drugs or bad relationships.

The Illinois girl waived extradition and was returned to Utah, where she is in a youth-detention center while her case moves through juvenile court, Greening said.

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