Amiah Robertson

Baby Amiah: Police presence at creek as search continues for missing infant. Mother says she’s getting threats

Authorities were spotted at an Indianapolis creek on Friday, in connection with the disappearance of 8-month-old Amiah Robertson, who hasn’t been seen since March.

FOX 59 reports that search crews with the Indianapolis Metro Police and Indiana State Police searched Eagle Creek, near Tip Street and West McCarty Street, on Friday morning.

Search crews previously searched nearby areas around I-70 and S. Tibbs Avenue. It’s unclear what brought the search crews back to the area. IMPD said there was “no new investigative information to provide” at this time.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the last time Amiah was seen “alive and well” was with her mother’s then-boyfriend, Robert 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.

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

Lyons reportedly stayed out until around 10 p.m. on March 9, then returned home to Amiah’s mother, Amber Robertson, without the baby. Robertson said she gave Lyons permission to drop off the baby at the babysitter’s home, with the assumption she would be picked up the following day.

The babysitter said no one brought Amiah over at all that day.

Robert Lyons [IMPD]
When investigators questioned Lyons, he gave them several locations to search, claiming the baby could there. A few of the locations, according to authorities, didn’t even exist. The other locations were searched thoroughly but police found no sign of the baby.

Robertson didn’t report Amiah missing until March 16 and initially said she last saw the baby on March 14. Detectives said the timeline change was “very concerning.”

Robertson told police that she didn’t initially think Amiah was in danger. After an argument with Lyons, however, Roberston said she feared for her daughter’s safety once he started taunting her about the baby’s whereabouts.

Meanwhile, Robertson told NBC 5 that she has been receiving constant threats since Amiah’s disappearance. She vowed to continue searching for the baby regardless.

“Everyday I get online to find out that everyone is sitting and saying that I don’t care for my daughter, I don’t cry over my daughter. That I don’t have love for my daughter the way I should or I don’t care about my daughter,” Robertson told the outlet.

“I get threatened that I’m going to be protested at my job. Protested at houses that I’m at. I get threatened that I’m going to get beat up, whatever the case may be and this isn’t how it should be. This is a 1-year-old that is missing that would love to be home gets no help from people because they waste their time bashing me.”

Anyone with any information on Amiah is urged to 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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[Feature Photo: Amiah Robertson/Handout]