Search resumes for missing 7-week-old Memphis girl

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Associated Press

Posted on January 11, 2014 at 2:04 AM

Updated Saturday, Jan 11 at 2:06 AM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police have named as a suspect the mother of a 7-week-old girl who went missing from her home under suspicious circumstances in northeast Memphis.

Aniston Walker was reported missing Thursday morning, and police have been using cadaver dogs to search homes, backyards and a pond in the neighborhood where she lived with her mother and two siblings. Friday's search proved fruitless. Police were resuming the search for a third day Saturday.

Police say the 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, she said, the baby was gone, but the 3-year-old was still in the house.

After interviewing Walker, police charged her with neglect and abuse. She's jailed on $500,000 bond.

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