Boyfriend of Missing Pregnant Maryland Woman Arrested, Charged with Murder Five Years After Her Disappearance

Akia Eggleston with her daughter

The father of a missing pregnant mother’s unborn child has been arrested and charged with killing them both — nearly five years after the Maryland woman disappeared.

Investigators allege that Akia Eggleston — who was featured in a September 2021 PEOPLE cover feature on missing moms — was misled by her boyfriend, Michael Robertson, into believing they were on the verge of moving in together. She withdrew money for a down payment from a Baltimore Inner Harbor bank on May 3, 2017.

Her social media activity abruptly stopped that day, according to a probable cause statement. Eggleston, then 22 and eight months pregnant, subsequently missed a May 7 baby shower she’d organized for herself, causing panicked friends and family to search and then report her missing.

Neither she nor the child have turned up since then.

Robertson, 41, was arrested Tuesday in Michigan, where he moved in late 2017 accompanied by another woman with whom he already had two children, authorities said.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Jeff Truesdell