INDIANAPOLIS — A statewide silver alert has been canceled as Indianapolis Metro Police continue to search for Amiah Robertson, an 8-month-old baby girl who has been missing since Saturday.
Police began searching Eagle Creek near Sadie and West McCarty streets around 4:40 Wednesday afternoon following up on a tip from an undisclosed source, says IMPD Sgt. Jim Gillespe.
“Detectives were led out here following up on a tip that there could be some evidence in the Amiah Robertson case,” Gillespe said. “They came out here and discovered some items that could be related to the case, but that is not conclusive at this time.”
He said search and rescue experts with the Indianapolis fire department were called to search the water for some items that were seen in the area, but Gillespe said those items turned out to just be debris.
Amiah has been missing for five days now. She was supposed to be dropped off by her mother’s boyfriend, Robert Lyons, at a babysitter Saturday, according to family members. But, it’s said she never made it there.
Wednesday’s search took place less than a mile from where Amiah was last seen.
“There are several witnesses that are being interviewed. It just continues,” Gillespe said.
Lyons was arrested Sunday, a day after Amiah went missing. He’s charged with criminal recklessness after an argument between he and Amber Robertson, Amiah’s mother, turned violent. He is not charged in Amiah’s disappearance.
“We continue to plea for the public’s help,” Gillespe added. “If you know where this child is, where Amiah is, give us a call. If you have information give us a call.”