For those of you who may not remember. 7-week-old Aniston Walker disappeared from her Memphis, Tennessee, home back in January. Her egg donor, Andrea Walker said that she left the baby home alone with her 3-year-old while she took her 5-year-old to school. Aniston’s body was found more than a month after her disappearance and her mother was charged with murder.
Recently the Medical Examiner’s office released the details of Aniston’s autopsy. It doesn’t specify a cause of death other than saying that Aniston died from homicidal violence.
“Internal examination reveals no evidence of injuries or disease that would result in death. Toxicology analysis results are consistent with postmortem changes; neither drugs nor medications were identified,” Shelby County Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Chancellor wrote in the autopsy report. “In my opinion, this death resulted from intentional violence of undetermined type. The manner of death is homicide.”
I compared this story before to being somewhat similar to the Casey Anthony debacle. I hope with this cause of death being somewhat unspecified that we won’t have a repeat outcome.
UPDATE 3/7/2017:Andrea Walker has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and received a suspended sentence of four years and four years probation. It’s more than likely that due to the fact that medical examiners could not pinpoint an exact cause of death that this deal was offered.
Yesterday Memphis police believe they have found the body of 7-week-old Aniston Walker who was reported missing weeks ago. The baby’s body was found in a ditch wearing the onesie that she was last described wearing. Police indicate that the body had been there for a while.
Aniston’s Breeder, Andrea Walker, originally told police that she left Aniston with her 3-year-old while she walked her 5-year-old to school and when she returned Aniston was gone. Andrea Walker has been charged with first degree murder.
I started taking an interest in stories like this during the Casey Anthony debacle. I felt there were similar stories that demanded just as much if not more attention. Having said that let me say something to anyone out there thinking they can pull something off like this, you can’t. Casey Anthony is what’s known as a statistical anomaly. She was the exception to the rule. You can’t just make a baby disappear like that, you will be found out and you will be caught.
Instead of taking the coward’s way in dealing with your problems with parenthood how about reaching out instead. Reach out to your family or to a charity organization or some other resource designed to assist people in those situations. Murdering the most defenseless of our society helps no one and only plants the seed of the idea in other cowards.
I apologize for not posting this story sooner as I just found out about it today thanks to Krystal who sent in the tip.
A few weeks ago in Memphis, Tennessee, then 7-week-old Aniston Walker went missing. Her mother, Andrea Walker, claims that she walked her 5-year-old to school and left Aniston alone with her 3-year-old. When she returned she says, the baby was gone even though the home was locked and there were no signs of forced entry.
Police in Memphis suspended the search after 3 days even though they are still investigating her disappearance. Meanwhile Andrea Walker is believed to have had something to do with her daughter’s disappearance and has been arrested on neglect and abuse charges. Police say that Andrea Walker has been uncooperative and has allegedly given conflicting stories. The only thing missing from this story is that she Walker hasn’t claimed to have given the baby to a fictional person.
Nothing will bring a community together like a missing child. Complete strangers will drop whatever they’re doing and volunteer to assist police in the search. Nothing will turn a community against you faster than lying about that child’s disappearance. Eventually they will find Aniston and more than likely, I hate to say, deceased. Do yourself and everyone a favor, talk now so the baby can be put to rest.