The mother of a missing 2-year-old girl is back in Indiana, where she faces charges of neglect of a dependent. Oaklee Mae Snow, the toddler who hasn’t been seen since early February, remains missing and is believed dead.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Madison Marshall, 22, was arrested on a fugitive warrant in March in Harnett County, North Carolina. She and her boyfriend, 25-year-old Roan Waters, allegedly took Oaklee and her 7-month-old brother, Coleton, from their father’s home in Oklahoma in January and reportedly drove to Indianapolis, where Waters has family.
The little girl was last seen as she was carried out of a drug house there by her mother.
“[A witness] described that she was either asleep or unconscious. She wasn’t moving. She was wrapped in a blanket and the mother made the comment, ‘I got to get her to the hospital. She’s been hurt,’” said J.T. Palmer, with the Seminole County, Oklahoma, Sheriff’s Office.
A probable cause affidavit for Marshall says that Waters told his mother that he and Marshall abandoned the infant at a home there and took Oaklee to a hospital because she had fallen and was hurt, KOCO reported. But no hospital in the area has any record of Oaklee being brought in, and Waters and Marshall left town. A member of Waters’ family picked up the baby boy. He was handed over to child protective services and returned to his father in Oklahoma.
Authorities say the couple went from Indianapolis to Colorado, where Waters was arrested on March 3 on a domestic abuse-related warrant from Oklahoma. Marshall was not there, and no child was there.
Marshall was arrested three weeks later in North Carolina and returned to Indiana last week, WRTV reported.
Marshall’s arrest affidavit also says that Waters spoke with his mother frequently while in the Colorado jail.
“During these calls, he informed (his mother) that he had lied to police and had indeed been present when the children were each abandoned,” the document says. “He admitted to assisting Madison Marshall with specifically dropping (Oaklee) off somewhere. However, he did not provide specific details.”
In the arrest affidavit, officers wrote that they believe Oaklee “is deceased and disposed of.”
Meanwhile, Indianapolis police confirmed that the remains of a child had been found in Morgan County, just southwest of Indianapolis, this week, WTTV reported. They said that the coroner in Morgan County would identify the body and notify them of their findings. Investigators did not specify where the body was found or what led them there, nor would they comment on whether they believed the remains were connected to the disappearance of Oaklee Snow.
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