The investigation into the disappearance of 8-month-old Amiah Robertson has been classified as a homicide investigation, Indianapolis police said Saturday.
Robert Lyons, who was the boyfriend of Amiah’s mother, has been named as a suspect.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Bryan Roach said it has been a homicide investigation all week since things “didn’t add up.”
“Missing Persons … figured out quickly through their investigation that this was a little different than most missing persons of a small child,” he said.
Amiah’s family reported her as missing on March 16. The last time police have confirmed that she was seen alive and well was at 1:15 p.m. March 9 in a residence on the city’s west side.
“I think that we all hope for the best always, but I think that we can’t ignore the reality of the situation,” Lt. Bruce Smith said. “Amiah cannot take care of herself. And absent somebody else who is currently taking care of her that hasn’t come forward, we are very concerned about what happened to her.”
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SOURCE: USA Today; Indianapolis Star, Domenica Bongiovanni and Ethan May