Amiah Robertson

Amiah Robertson: Search for missing baby now a homicide investigation as police zero in on mother’s boyfriend

An 8-month-old Indianapolis baby who disappeared over a week ago is still missing, and detectives announced that although they are hopeful, the chances of finding the infant alive are slim. The case is now being investigated as a homicide.

FOX 59 reports that authorities with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are asking anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Robert Lyons on March 9 or any day afterward, to come forward. Lyons is the former boyfriend of infant Amiah Robertson’s mother, Amber Robertson, and detectives named him as a suspect in the case.

According to detectives, the last time Amiah was seen “alive and well” was with Lyons on March 9, off of the 200 block of South Holmes in Indianapolis. He was driving a 1996 maroon Isuzu Rodeo in “poor condition,” according to IMPD Detective Jean Burkett.

During the same day, he was spotted in the areas of Rockville Road and Mickley Avenue for “an extended period of time.”

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The suspect stayed out until around 10 p.m. on March 9, then returned to Robertson alone, without the baby. Robertson said he gave Lyons permission to drop off the baby at the babysitter’s home, with the assumption she would be picked up the following day. This never happened. Instead, Lyons supposedly began taunting the mother about the baby’s whereabouts.

Lyons also reportedly told police several locations where the infant may be. A few of the locations, according to authorities, didn’t even exist. The other locations were searched thoroughly but police found no sign of Amiah.

Robertson didn’t report Amiah missing until March 16 and initially said she last saw the baby on March 14, something that detectives said was “very concerning” now that the timeline of events have changed. Detectives also said it caused difficulties in finding the baby. However, Robertson is now fully cooperating, according to police, and is not considered a suspect at this time.

Robert Lyons [IMPD]
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Robertson said she didn’t think Amiah was in danger at first, until she got into an argument with Lyons, who reportedly made threatening comments that made her believe something had happened to the baby.

Amiah has blue eyes, brown hair, and weighs around 16 pounds.

Anyone with any information on Amiah is urged to contact contact the IMPD Missing Persons Office at 317- 327-6160 or the Homicide Office at 317- 327-3475. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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Posted by FOX59 News on Saturday, March 23, 2019

 

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[Feature Photo: Amiah Robertson/Handout]