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    FL - Shannon Dedrick, 7 mo., Chipley, 31 Oct 2009 #4.5 - Found under bed ALIVE!

    A Florida baby who has been missing for five days was found alive under her baby sitter's bed, The AP reported.

    Seven-month-old Shannon Dedrick was reported missing by her parents on Saturday morning, prompting dozens of law enforcement agents and volunteers to scour the woods near the family's home.

    When investigators were granted access to search the sitter's house, they discovered the infant tucked in a box under a bed. Shannon was taken to a local hospital but she appeared healthy, police said.

    Authorities plan to charge the sitter Elizabeth Baker, her husband James Arthur Baker and the child's mother, Chrystina Lynn Mercer; however, police would not say what charges would be issued or why they believe the baby's mother was involved.

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    http://www.newsherald.com/news/shann...ive-video.html

    CHIPLEY — The bizarre four-day search for a missing 7-month-old girl ended early Wednesday as investigators announced they had “good news,” before the sheriff opened a door to reveal baby Shannon Dedrick, alive and well.

    “I’ll never forget that time as long as I live,” Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock said as he introduced the 7-month-old child to the media at the 1 a.m. press conference.

    The baby was brought from Northwest Florida Community Hospital, where she had been evaluated after being found at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday in a box under the bed at the 3395 Orange Hill Road home of Susan Baker, the baby’s sitter, and Baker’s husband, James.

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    Thank you. I'm thrilled baby Shannon is alive, now she can go to a home where she will be loved and cherished. I hope.
    A grandchild fills a space in your heart that you never knew was empty....


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    What a sweet baby girl she is! Good to have a bit of happiness in what has been a very trying few weeks here at WS.
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    Did everyone see that sheriff get choked up and stop before saying that she was in that box for 12 hours!

    Heartbreaking!

    She is so cute.....
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    I find this information on them and another one still missing and a child that was removed from there home from broken bones...help me find the information please...

    CHIPLEY — Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock announced the arrest of Susan Baker, 50, and Cristina Lynn Mercer, 25, both of Chipley, in the disappearance of 7-month-old Shannon Dedrick.

    Baker, the child's babysitter and half-sister to the child's father, was charged with:

    * Neglect of a child with aggravated circumstances - 2nd degree felony
    * Interference with child custody - 3rd degree felony
    * Filing a false report regarding a missing child - 1st degree misdemeanor
    * Filing a false report of a crime - 1st degree misdemeanor
    * Contributing to the delinquency of a child - 1st degree misdemeanor

    Mercer, the child's mother, was charged with:

    * Interference with child custody - 3rd degree felony
    * Desertion of a child - 3rd degree felony
    * Filing a false report regarding a missing child - 1st degree misdemeanor
    * Filing a false report of a crime - 1st degree misdemeanor
    * Contributing to the delinquency of a child - 1st degree misdemeanor

    According to a news release from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, investigators learned that on the night of Oct. 30, Baker and Mercer agreed to allow Baker to take permanent custody of the baby. The two arranged to meet at 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 31 at Mercer's residence for Mercer to give the child to Baker. Mercer later reported the child missing at 11:23 a.m.


    THIS NEEDS TO BE LOOKED INTO......http://www.newsherald.com/news/sheri...-baby-box.html


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    Court records show that Elizabeth Baker was charged in South Carolina with assault and battery with intent to kill and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature in 1987. After being convicted, she was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The sentence was suspended to 80 days.

    She was extradited to South Carolina from Chipley in 2000, and charged in the disappearance of 3-year-old Paul Leonard Baker, who has been missing since March 1987. Baker wasn't indicted by a grand jury in the case. The child was never found, according to the Beaufort County, S.C., sheriff's office. Police reports don't indicate the child's possible relation.


    WTF!


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    One more thing that scorches my heiney. Why is attempted murder a lighter sentence than murder? It's one of the few places a person can be rewarded for incompetence.


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    Soooo happy that baby Shannon is alive and well! Certainly a miracle ending and I wish more of these cases ended this way. She's adorable!

    I'm heartbroken that the mother and possibly the father were somehow involved, but I still feel that the "babysitter" manipulated the couple and took advantage of their diminished mental capacity (as was previously reported).
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    Nancy Grace is going to talk about baby Shannon tonight on her show.
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    Shannon was found in a 2x3 cedar box under the bed. She'd been there for 12 hrs. Mom is in jail along with the babysitter. What is wrong with these people???
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    Nancy is showing photos of the cedar chest. Thank goodness she survived!! Shannon is in state custody tonight with a foster couple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by panthera View Post
    Shannon was found in a 2x3 cedar box under the bed. She'd been there for 12 hrs. Mom is in jail along with the babysitter. What is wrong with these people???
    They surrounded her with baking soda to keep her from smelling.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    They surrounded her with baking soda to keep her from smelling.
    This is totally disgusting. They're saying there were only small holes in the box and it was shoved against a wall surrounded by other stuff under the bed. She easily could've suffocated. MOO
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    WHY?? This poor baby put in a dark box and just left to die(Iguess)...I feel everyone was involed in this including the parents.


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