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Breaking News: Baby’s body found near 385

By Thomas Sellers Jr.

Photo By Walter Bruce Hale: Millington and Memphis police departments investigate a baby's body found near Jones Orchard Sunday afternoon.

Photo By Walter Bruce Hale: Millington and Memphis police departments investigate a baby’s body found near Jones Orchard Sunday afternoon.

The Millington Police Department is investigating it’s first homicide of 2014 after a motorcyclist found a baby’s body just after noon today on Singleton Parkway near Jones’ Orchard.

It was reported the motorist spotted the body in a ditch just south of I-269 in Millington. Millington Police Chief Rita Stanback contacted the Memphis Police Department because of it’s ongoing investigation with a missing infant, Aniston Walker.

The child found was taken from the scene by medical examiners and was not identified as Walker.

“Our investigators came out and we also called in Memphis Crime Scene Investigators,” Stanback said. “We’re not sure at this time. But with that incident going on, we felt safe in having them (Memphis Police) come out too.

“I would say it seems like the body has been there for some time,” she added.”It’s less than a year old. This is a trying scene for everyone. I’m a grandmother myself. This is something very difficult to deal with.”

The body found was dressed in a onesie. Since early January the Memphis Police Department has been working on the case of Walker, a 7 weeks old. The child disappeared on Jan. 9. According to the baby’s mother, Andrea, she left Aniston home with a 3-year-old as she dropped her 5-year-old son off at school. When Andrea returned, her youngest child was gone.

Andrea was arrested on child neglect charges but has since been released from jail.

The discovery of the child is still under investigation by the Millington and Memphis Police departments.

 

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