In Gainesville, Fl. a father reported his son missing in attempt to receive assistance in finding his stolen motorcycle.
After two hours of searching, Alachua County deputies arrested a man they said faked his son’s abduction Wednesday so officers would conduct an intensive investigation for his missing motorcycle.
Deputies took Shawn Christopher Ivory, 37, away in handcuffs, alleging the man provided a false report that sent officers scrambling to find his allegedly missing 1-year-old. Ivory had claimed he was attacked by motorcycle thieves who abducted his child, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office reported.
“His thinking was if they thought my child was missing, there would be a more intensive search than for the motorcycle,” said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Art Forgey.
In Lancaster, Ca. a woman apparenetly had a more sinister motive regarding her child.
Emma Leigh Barker’s body was found in Sylmar. Authorities think it is likely she was suffocated.
Stacy Barker told authorities she was knocked out and her daughter abducted from a park in Lancaster. The girl had been suffocated hours before Barker contacted authorities, detectives say.
An Antelope Valley mother who alleged that an attacker knocked her out and abducted her 18-month-old daughter is believed to have suffocated the girl hours earlier and dumped her body in Sylmar, detectives said Monday.
Stacey Barker, 24, was charged with one count each of murder, assault on a child causing death, and child abuse in the death of Emma Leigh Barker, authorities said.
“At this point, as best as we can determine, the infant died through suffocation at the hands of the mother,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Nelson. “After her third or fourth version of events, we knew she wasn’t telling the truth, and we were able to determine what happened. At this point, we believe she acted alone.”