Mother arrested

Mother arrested

Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 8:01 pm
By: AP

MEMPHIS (AP) — Memphis police have arrested a woman who told them she gave her 9-month old baby to a stranger two weeks ago.
WMC-TV reports 19-year-old Shakara Dickens was booked into the jail Tuesday night but no charges have been filed.
The arrest came shortly after police with cadaver dogs searched her apartment. A crime scene technician removed a number of paper sacks and baby toys, but no body was discovered.
Dickens told police she gave up baby Lauryn Dickens after speaking with the baby’s father, Benjamin Norfleet. Norfleet is in jail and has told police he knew nothing about it.
Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said the child was still missing today but no more information was available.
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Information from: WMC-TV, http://www.wmctv.com/
Published in The Messenger 9.22.10

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