A horrible tragedy has surfaced in Indiana.
An 11-month-old that had been reported missing was found in a wooded area.
The parents and babysitter were reportedly arrested by local police.
When the young girl was first reported missing, everyone were hoping for good news against all odds.
Sadly, it was quite the opposite.
Justin Miller, a family friend, had taken the child, Mercedes, to give her parents a break.
Miller claims he woke up “on or about August 14” and saw the child dead.
Rather than call authorities, he decided it would be better to drop the child’s body in a nearby wooded area.
Miller initially told the parents he had dropped the child off with a friend, but after the child was reported missing, Miller eventually led authorities to the body and told them his story.
Miller has been charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death.
Additionally, the child’s parents, Kenny Lain, 41, and Tiffany Coburn, 32, were charged with the neglect of a dependent.
Police arrest parents of missing baby from Plymouth, as search expands. 11 month old Mercedes Lain was last seen Saturday in Mishawaka with Justin Miller. Miller and the baby's parents now faces child neglect charges. More on #WSBT22 First in the Morning. https://t.co/cQvkrZS3gw pic.twitter.com/fmE6F8Uncm
— Leanne Tokars (@LTokarsWSBT) August 18, 2021
The FBI also announced the charges being filed via Twitter…
Our sincerest thank you to everyone who helped in the search for 11 month old Mercedes Lain, or called in tips. Sadly, she was found deceased in a wooded area in Starke County last night.
37-year-old Justin Miller will be charged with Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death. pic.twitter.com/amAafR8N7q
— FBI Indianapolis (@FBIIndianapolis) August 19, 2021
More charges may be filed against all parties after the child’s autopsy has been completed.
Source: Fox News