Father arrested for probation violation after crews find baby's body

COVINGTON, Ga.  — Newton County Sheriff's deputies said the body of a 15-day-old baby who had been reported missing has been found.

Caliyah McNabb's body was found inside a duffel bag in the woods behind her family's home.

Deputies arrested the child's father, 27-year-old Christopher McNabb for a probation violation involving a burglary out of Bartow County. However, they stressed he is considered a person of interest involving a baby's death. McNabb fled shortly before being named a person of interest Sunday but was apprehended hours after the baby's body

Authorities say the baby was fed and changed about 5 a.m. Saturday and put back to bed with her 2-year-old sister at a mobile home park in Covington, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) outside of Atlanta. The infant was discovered missing from her bed five hours later.

"She was so little. She was just precious," said the baby's grandfather Tim Bell. "From the first time you pick them up, there's love there. That love is broken. It hurts like I have never hurt before."

The father eluded investigators by jumping out of a vehicle and ran. He was found near a convenience store.

The infant's mother was questioned by police and released.

 
 
 
 

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