First Degree Murder Charges For Mother Of Missing Baby
(Memphis) Andrea Walker has been charged with two First Degree Murder charges in the death of her 7-week-old daughter.
Walker’s attorney, Leslie Ballin, brought her to 201 Poplar where she turned herself in to police today .
Andrea Walker’s 7-week-old daughter Aniston has been missing since early January.
Police now confirm the body of a baby found Sunday in Millington on Singleton Parkway lying face down in a ditch is that of Aniston Walker.
In a news release, Memphis police said the body and clothing on the baby found matched Aniston Walker.
“It is heartbreaking to confirm that an innocent child’s life has been taken, but now family members of Aniston Walker can have closure and begin the healing process of losing a loved one,” said Director Toney Armstrong.
Millington investigators say the baby appeared to be on the side of the road for some time and had on a onesie, the same type of clothing Aniston was last seen in.
Walker told police she left her daughter Aniston home with her 3-year-old while she took an older child to school.
Walker said when she returned, Aniston was gone.
A police search for the baby turned up empty.
Originally, Walker faced four charges but those were reduced to two charges of child abuse.
Walker is charged with First Degree Murder in the Perpetration of a Felony to wit Aggravated Child Neglect or Endangerment and First Degree Murder in the Perpetration of a Felony to wit Aggravated Child Abuse.Submit Your Photo