Infant found dead in woods, father in custody


Authorities say they've captured the father of a 2-week-old child after the infant was found dead in a wooded area on Sunday.

According to the sheriff's office, her parents said they fed and changed her at 5 a.m. Saturday from the Eagle Point mobile home community in Covington.

The discovery of Caliyah's body at 3 p.m. Sunday followed an intense search in the woods close to her home. They said he jumped out of a auto and ran away Sunday afternoon after Caliyah's body was found. McNabb was located about four hours later near a convenience store, according to police. The baby's mother was also questioned by police, but was later released.

The Newton County Coroner's Office took Caliyah's body into custody for an autopsy, which will be conducted at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation headquarters in an effort to determine the cause and manner of her death, including whether or not foul play was involved.

The Newton County sheriff said the child's father, Chris McNabb, is a person of interest in the case.

"I want my kid back, man".

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"Fifteen-day-old child obviously didn't leave by themselves", Crum said at the time, local news outlet WSB-TV reported. But even in that short time, Tim Bell loved every ounce of his little granddaughter, Caliyah McNabb, with all his heart.

"It started out as a missing child, but we treat it as a potential homicide, kidnapping", Crum said.

"She was so tiny".

"I looked in all these garbage cans", Sorrells said.

A search party has been organized and they're now canvassing a wooded area near the home for the baby. "As he went to the door to walk out, I just picked up the phone and called 911", Julie Hannah, the clerk on duty inside the gas station off GA 36, said. "You shouldn't have to go to a garbage can to find a baby".

"She was so little".