Missing Memphis Baby's Mother Charged With First-Degree Murder
Updated: Monday, February 17 2014, 04:54 PM CST
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UPDATE: MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The mother of a 7-week-old Memphis baby who went missing more than five weeks ago has been charged with first-degree murder, a day after the infant's body was discovered in a ditch in Millington, about a half-hour north of Memphis.
Memphis police confirmed on Monday that the physical description and clothing on the baby matched that of Aniston Walker, who was reported missing on Jan. 9.
The baby's mother, Andrea Walker, told police Aniston disappeared after she left the baby at home with her 3-year-old child while taking her 5-year-old child to school.Walker earlier pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated child abuse or neglect and had been free on $250,000 bond.Police said Walker turned herself in on Monday afternoon.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Police have suspended the search for a missing 7-week-old girl who disappeared under suspicious circumstances in northeast Memphis.
Over the weekend, the Memphis Police Department said the search for Aniston Walker was suspended. It lasted three days. Officers used cadaver dogs near the home where the baby lived with her mother and two siblings, but they had no results.
According to police, the baby's mother, 33-year-old Andrea Walker, said she left the baby at home with her 3-year-old son while she took her 5-year-old son to school Thursday. When she returned, the baby was gone, but the 3-year-old was still in the house.
Walker was due in court Monday morning to be arraigned on charges of aggravated abuse and neglect. Police say they consider her a suspect in the disappearance.
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