Missing autistic boy found dead, ‘MOM’ and her girlfriend arrested and charged: Police

The case of a missing Baltimore has turned tragic after authorities found his deceased body late Friday night, according to the Baltimore police.

Malachi Lawson, 4, was supposedly last seen Friday at around 3:22 p.m., on the front porch of his grandmother’s house, off of the 4500 block of Rogers Avenue in Northwest Baltimore.

However, shortly after Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison asked for the public’s help in finding the boy, Malachi’s mother, Alicia Lawson, allegedly admitted the boy was never really missing. Instead, his body was hidden.

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Update: Missing 4 year-old Malachi Lawson Found

Posted by Baltimore Police Department on Saturday, August 3, 2019


Police said Lawson led police to Malachi’s remains in a nearby dumpster, off of Hayden Avenue. The woman indicated the boy died on August 1.

Lawson, along with her girlfriend, Shatika Lawson, will be charged with child neglect resulting in the death of a minor, according to authorities. Additional charges may follow after the Medical Examiner determines the boy’s official cause of death.

According to police, Malachi had a mild form of autism and walked with a limp. Upon finding him, authorities noticed “obvious signs of injury.”

No other information is available at this time. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

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[Feature Photo: Malachi Lawson/Handout]