Police arrest mom of missing baby

June 16, 2009 4:29:28 AM PDT
The mother of a 9-month-old girl who was reported abducted from her home told investigators the baby's father actually dumped the infant's dead body into Lewisville Lake, according to court documents released Monday. Tamaira Creagh, 19, was arrested on a charge of tampering with evidence, Dallas police said. Court documents say Creagh, who is six months pregnant, told police this weekend that the child's body was dumped into the lake after she died while in her father's care.

"Law enforcement personnel have erroneously made her a suspect as opposed to the victim and witness that she actually is," Roderick White, Creagh's attorney, told Dallas-Fort Worth television station KDFW in a statement Monday.

The baby's father, 20-year-old Alandus Weaver, was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of tampering or fabricating evidence to hinder an investigation. Court records did not show an attorney for Weaver. Weaver's father, Alandus Weaver Sr., said his son told him he didn't know where the child was.

Police began searching for Daisja Weaver on Tuesday after her mother reported a man broke into her apartment, tried to sexually assault her then took the baby. Investigators were suspicious from the start because the parents gave conflicting accounts of what happened.

During a meeting with detectives Saturday, Creagh told them she found the baby on the floor wrapped in a towel after Weaver picked her up from work June 8. Weaver said he had given the baby a bath earlier, Creagh told police, according to an affidavit.

Weaver tried to resuscitate the baby but was unsuccessful, she said. When she asked what happened, Creagh told police that Weaver threatened her.

The next day they drove to the lake just north of Dallas, where Weaver stopped at the bridge and the dropped the baby into the water with a sandbag tied to her, Creagh told police.

Creagh was being held in the Dallas County Jail. No bond had been set and online records did not show the name of her attorney.

Weaver remains in jail in lieau of a $100,000 bond and a hold from Richardson police on a no driver's license charge. His family members have previously said Weaver thinks Creagh is trying to blame him for whatever happened to their daughter.

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