As Indianapolis authorities continue to search for an infant girl who disappeared days ago, the baby’s mom reportedly lawyered up following conflicting stories on when the infant was last seen, according to police.
NBC 13 reports that authorities issued a Silver Alert for 8-month-old Amiah Robertson on Tuesday, a baby who has been missing since either last Thursday or Friday. Police are unsure about the exact date the baby disappeared due to conflicting stories between the child’s mother, Amber Robertson, and possible witnesses.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Indianapolis Metropolitan police said the infant was supposedly last seen off of the 200 block of South Holmes Avenue. Robertson allegedly said she hadn’t seen her baby since Thursday, but didn’t report her missing until Saturday because the baby wasn’t initially believed to be in danger.
Robertson told local reporters that her former boyfriend, Robert Lyons, was supposed to drop the baby off at a babysitter’s house before meeting her for a date at a Motel 6 on March 14, but the sitter claimed that no one ever showed up. Robertson said she got into an argument with Lyons on the same night, and that’s when she became worried about the baby. She contacted police the following day.
“On Tuesday, during the course of the investigation, detectives determined the child to be in possible danger,” police officials said in an emailed response to the outlet.
Invest involving missing 8-month old Amiah Robertson, inaccurate reports & alleged “evidence” recovered have been seen on social media. Official accounts/facts as investigation proceeds will come from IMPD. Don’t spread rumors, spread the plea for help in finding her & the truth pic.twitter.com/c3rwewbQOd
— IMPD (@IMPDnews) March 19, 2019
Kayla Beatty, a neighbor who lives close to the home where Lyons was reportedly supposed to drop the baby off at, told WISH-TV she saw Robertson with Amiah at the residence on Friday.
“I definitely saw her Friday night around 9 p.m. [Amiah] had a short T-shirt on, probably some thin pajama pants, no jacket and it was cold. The mom was just holding her up [away from her body, instead of cradling her] and was speed walking with her.”
Police thoroughly searched the home where Amiah was supposedly last seen but didn’t find her.
According to jail records, Lyons was arrested on March 17 for criminal recklessness and leaving the scene of an accident.
Robertson’s father, Chuck, told reporters that Lyons hit his daughter with a car during a fight then fled the scene. Authorities haven’t confirmed the details of Lyons’ arrest.
“[Lyons] physically abused my daughter and it escalated to where he ran a car into her,” Chuck Robertson told WISH-TV. “He sideswiped her with the front of the car and took off.”
Witnesses reportedly said that the alleged fight may have occurred over Amiah’s paternity. Robertson said Lyons was not the biological father of Amiah. According to Beatty, however, Lyons had been calling himself Amiah’s father.
Police indicated that the case remains under investigation and they’re currently asking the public for any tips that can lead to the baby’s location, as they continue to make sense of the confusing story.
Amiah has blue eyes, brown hair, and weighs around 16 pounds. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Detective Anthony Weaver with the IMPD Missing Persons Unit at 317-327-6160.
Police believe Amiah to be in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.
[Feature Photo: Amiah Robertson/Handout]