Police in Indiana are searching for a 15-month-old girl who disappeared Wednesday after her parents put her in her crib inside their home, and investigators say the infant could be in danger.
Spencer Police Chief Rich Foutch asked for help from area law enforcement agencies as the search began.
Just talked to mom of 1yo Shaylyn Ammerman, says "please bring my baby home." Police still searching all over. pic.twitter.com/9yLCuK7VvO— Jill Glavan (@jillglavan) March 23, 2016
The missing girl was identified as Shaylyn Michelle Kay Ammerman. She is described as 49 inches tall and 20 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a white zip-up sleeper decorated with owls.
“I’m just hoping I’ll see her again,” Jessica Stewart, the girl’s mother, told Fox59.com. She said that there was a party at the father’s house the night the girl vanished, which the husband and his mother deny. The two said they believe someone entered the front door and took the girl.
“They just can’t come into someone’s house and take a baby, it’s wrong,” Tamara Morgan, the girl’s grandmother, said. “You need to give her back to our family, she’s ours not yours.”
Police say they've searched areas in Spencer and the nearby White River, roughly 50 miles southwest of Indianapolis.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.