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Mother of Missing 7-Week-Old Baby Charged

Day two in the search for missing 7-week-old Aniston Walker wrapped up Friday night with no sign of the missing infant.
Aniston Walker
Aniston Walker
Police arrive at scene of missing child.
Police arrive at scene of missing child.
Police search nearby dumpsters at the scene of the missing child.
Police search nearby dumpsters at the scene of the missing child.
Police search nearby vacant homes under construction at missing child scene.
Police search nearby vacant homes under construction at missing child scene.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com)--  Day two in the search for missing 7-week-old Aniston Walker wrapped up Friday night with no sign of the missing infant.

"I've been praying for the child," Sabrina Woods said.

Early Friday morning, Andrea Walker, 33, was charged with one count of Aggravated Child Abuse and one count of Aggravated Child Neglect or Endangerment. 

Woods' daughter worked with Walker at a local IRS Processing Center. She said that Walker was beaming during her recent pregnancy. 

"As time continues though, we are all running against time because this is a 7 week old we are talking about," Woods said.

In a press conference Friday morning, Director Toney Armstrong said that Walker was not cooperating with investigators.  According to police, Walker said she left the 7-week-old child alone with her 3-year-old while taking her 5-year-old to school. She said the baby was gone when she returned. 

"It just breaks your heart," said Patsy Bomar, who lives down the street from Walker. "When I saw her on the TV yesterday, I just started crying, I couldn't help it."

Throughout the day on Friday, investigators searched Walker's backyard extensively. They also searched a landfill, and several dumpsters at nearby businesses. 

"They asked to check our cameras, and I said sure go ahead," said Mo Kakoh, who owns a local hookah shop. "Hopefully they can get it solved because I wouldn't want it to happen to any of my kids." 

"The mother is a suspect in the disappearance of the child. Common sense tells us there are suspicious circumstances," Armstrong said. 

"It's horrible, horrible, horrible," Bomar said. "It is just shocking, really."

Walker's mother reported her missing around 9 a.m. Thursday at their home on the 5600 block of Falling Bark Dr. Walker was last seen wearing brown onesie with football emblems. Walker has brown eyes and a medium complexion. She is 21" and weighs 10 lbs.

Walker remained in the Shelby County Jail on Friday night. She's due in court first thing Monday morning.
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