Missing: Lauryn Dickens

Memphis police said the father of 10-month old Lauryn Dickens may know where she is. The baby has been missing since September 7th. Investigators issued a “City Watch Alert” Friday, September 17 for 10-month-old Lauryn Dickens, who was last seen wearing a brown onesie with a pink flower and pink dots.

Police are questioning family members, friends, and neighbors for clues about where the baby could be.

It’s been two weeks since Lauryn Dickens has been missing. But her mother, Shakara Dickens, waited 10 days to report her daughter missing, after she gave her baby to a complete stranger. Police said their number one concern is the safety of that baby and time may be running out.

“Makes me want to cry looking at her going missing like that,” said a neighbor.

The search started at the Raleigh Apartment complex. Amber Alerts are only issued when a child is abducted and is in imminent danger. So far there’s no evidence that could lead police to believe the child is in harms way. But Eyewitness News spoke with the Commission on Missing and Exploited Children (COMEC) and said the child could be in danger without the police even knowing it.

Neighbors are still angry and they want to know why her mother took so long to report her baby missing.

“She’s a cute baby, she doesn’t need to be missing, she needs to be found,” neighbor Kathey Smith said.

Every day and every hour counts as police try to figure out where the baby girl may be. Lauryn’s mother wanted the child’s father to help care for her, but he’s in jail. Police said that’s when the white female came to the mother’s house and gave the baby away, no questions asked, thinking it was someone the father knew.

Police said the baby girl may be with a Caucasian woman in her mid-40’s with shoulder-length gray hair. She was wearing glasses, a white blouse, khaki pants and sandals.

If you have any information about where they could be call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.


2 Responses to “Missing: Lauryn Dickens”

  1. The picture of this poor baby sent shivers through my body. The human race can be so callous. 😦

  2. very sad but i will totally keep a look out

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