TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) — Authorities searched Monday for the body of a 5-week-old baby who allegedly was buried at an apartment complex in Texarkana, Texas.
That effort turned up nothing and is suspended until authorities get further information, police said Monday evening.
The baby’s mother told Temple, Texas, police that she buried the child at The Oaks at Rosehill in late 2013.
Temple police are investigating 36-year-old Terrikah Lyn Haynes in connection with the deaths of two children in that city.
That investigation is separate from the search conducted in Texarkana, Temple police’s Chris Christoff stressed.
Haynes remains in the Bell County, Texas, jail, where she was booked Oct. 16 on two counts of abandoning or endangering a child with imminent danger of death or bodily injury, a charge that is a second-degree felony. Her bonds total $150,000.
Haynes’ arrest came as a result of an investigation into the questionable deaths of 2-year-old Terric Boyd and 1-year-old Janea Boyd, according to Temple police.
Officers who were conducting a welfare check found the children’s bodies late the morning of Sept. 30 in a residence in the 1500 block of South 35th Street, Temple police say.
A woman who also was in the residence was “cognitively unresponsive.”
And two other girls, ages 6 and 4, were removed from the residence and placed in the care of Child Protective Services.
“Officers observed that the home did not have electricity or running water. There was also no food or fluids in the home for consumption,” says a statement from Temple police.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.