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Body found in Millington identified as Baby Aniston

SUNDAY

The Millington Police Department is investigating it’s first homicide of 2014 after a motorcyclist found a baby’s body just after noon Sunday 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.

MONDAY

Investigators determined Monday that the remains found in Millington near Route 385 were of the missing baby Aniston Walker.
The baby was taken about 11 miles from her Bartlett home and placed in the ditch.
Police came to that determination because of her physical features and the onsie she was wearing when she went missing. The child’s mother Andrea Walker was arrested Monday morning and officially charged with first-degree murder. Aniston, 7 weeks old, went missing on Jan. 9. According to Andrea, she left Aniston home with a 3-year-old as she dropped her 5-year-old son off at school.
When she returned, she said Aniston was gone. Walker was initially arrested on child neglect charges, but was later released on bail.
Walker was arrested on first-degree murder charges a day after a motorcyclist discovered the body of a baby in a ditch near Jones Orchard in Millington. Memphis Police Department confirmed Monday afternoon that the baby found Sunday was Aniston. The Millington Police Department contacted the MPD shortly after the discovery.

Andrea Walker

Andrea Walker

Aniston Walker

Aniston Walker

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Memphis and Millington police chiefs Tony Armstrong and Rita Stanback chat Sunday afternoon on Singleton Parkway moments after the body of an infant was discovered by a passing motorist.

Memphis and Millington police chiefs Tony Armstrong and Rita Stanback chat Sunday afternoon on Singleton Parkway moments after the body of an infant was discovered by a passing motorist.

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