An 8-month old baby girl from Indiana has been missing since March 14.
Amiah Robertson is described as being 23 inches tall, weighing at least 13 pounds, and having dark hair and blue or hazel eyes. She also has a birthmark on her shoulder close to her neck.
According to RTV6, Amiah’s mom, Amber Robertson, hasn’t seen her daughter since Thursday, March 14, when she reported her missing two days later on March 16. At the time, detectives said that Amber and other family members “did not believe the infant was in danger.”
That all has changed.
After opening an investigation, Indiana police say they started receiving conflicting stories from different family members, causing them to worry about Amiah’s well-being.
A Silver Alert has since been issued for the baby girl and the police are asking for the public’s help in finding her.
According to Fox 59, Amiah’s case doesn’t meet the requirements for an Amber Alert because police don’t have vehicle information, license plate information, or a location where the vehicle could be headed.
It remains unclear if they know who Amiah was with when she disappeared.
Nonetheless, authorities say the silver alert “shouldn’t take away from the fact that they believe Amiah is in danger, and they are desperately searching for her.”
The Indiana Metropolitan Police Department took to Twitter to dissuade people from sharing false information regarding this case online:
Invest involving missing 8-month old Amiah Robertson, inaccurate reports & alleged “evidence” recovered have been seen on social media. Official accounts/facts as investigation proceeds will come from IMPD. Don’t spread rumors, spread the plea for help in finding her & the truth pic.twitter.com/c3rwewbQOd
— IMPD (@IMPDnews) March 19, 2019
Amiah’s maternal grandfather, Charles “Chuck” Robertson, told WISH that his intuitions have him thinking the worst:
“Every grandfather [and] every father of a child has a gut feeling.”
Chuck said that the same day Amiah was reported missing, Amber’s boyfriend, Robert Lyons, was arrested for what he described as a “domestic dispute” with Amber.
Lyons was still in custody as of Tuesday night on a $50,000 bond.
Chuck was eventually asked if he thought his granddaughter was still alive. Through tears, he replied:
“All I can do is hope. I don’t know.”
Police ask anyone with information regarding Amiah’s whereabouts are asked to call (317) 327-6160, (317) 327-3811, or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-8477.