Investigators search for 5-week-old baby buried at apartment complex

After finding nothing, that effort has been suspended until authorities get further information

Investigators search for 5-week-old baby buried at apartment complex
Authorities searched Monday for the body of a 5-week-old baby who allegedly was buried at an apartment complex in Texarkana, Texas. (Source: Fred Gamble)

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.

Terrikah Lyn Haynes, 36, is being held in the Bell County, Texas, jail on two counts of abandoning or endangering a child with imminent danger of death or bodily injury. Those charges are in connection with the deaths of 2-year-old Terric Boyd and 1-year-old Janea Boyd in Temple, Texas, police say.
Terrikah Lyn Haynes, 36, is being held in the Bell County, Texas, jail on two counts of abandoning or endangering a child with imminent danger of death or bodily injury. Those charges are in connection with the deaths of 2-year-old Terric Boyd and 1-year-old Janea Boyd in Temple, Texas, police say. (Source: Bell County, Texas, Sheriff's Office)

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.

Texarkana, Texas, authorities searched Nov. 4 for the body of a 5-week-old child whose mother told Temple, Texas, that she buried the baby at The Oaks at Rosehill in 2013.
Texarkana, Texas, authorities searched Nov. 4 for the body of a 5-week-old child whose mother told Temple, Texas, that she buried the baby at The Oaks at Rosehill in 2013. (Source: Fred Gamble)

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