The body of a 15-day-old girl from Covington, Georgia has been found in a duffel bag in a wooded area, not far from her family’s trailer. After the discovery, her father became a person of interest and subsequently fled.
Caliyah McNabb went missing around 10 a.m. Saturday, Channel 2 Action News reported. Her parents told police they noticed she disappeared when they woke up. Not long after, family and police with dogs searched a 2-mile radius around the trailer park where the family resides. By Sunday, family members found the baby’s body. When she was discovered, Caliyah’s father Christopher McNabb, ran off. A Chevron gas station clerk called 911 when they him in the store.
"He started hollering and talking about 'they are going to get me. They are going to get me. I've been running all day. I have been in the woods all day,'” Julie Hannah, store clerk, told FOX 5 Atlanta.
Customer Debra Devereux said she heard McNabb say, “I want the world to know I didn't do that to my baby.”
On Saturday, McNabb had spoken to media, yelling, "I want my kid back!"
The baby’s mother has been brought in for questioning and released. An official autopsy is pending as the family mourns the loss of the Cailyah.
"She was tiny,”Tim Bell, grandfather of the victim told CBS 46. “You had to feed her every 2 hours. You had to change her little diapers. Her little head was the size of a tennis ball. She was so little. She was just precious. From the first time you pick them up, there's love there. That love is broken. It hurts like I have never hurt before."
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