North Carolina Police Find Body of Missing Baby, Mother Charged

Police in North Carolina found the body of a 6-month-old baby near a cemetery Saturday.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police discovered the remains of the baby who went missing with his mother on the evening of Feb. 20.

In a news release, police said the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiners Office confirmed that the discovered remains are those of Chi-Liam Cody Brown-Erickson.

Police had arrested the mother, Tamara Jernel Brown, Friday night after an incident.

Brown was charged with common law robbery and two counts of assault on a government official, according to records posted on the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office website.

Authorities also said Brown possibly suffers from a mental health disability.

Cody Brown-Erickson was not with his mother when she was arrested, and police said she refused to tell authorities where he was.

The baby had last been seen with her in Charlotte around noon on Friday.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit is conducting an investigation.

NTD staff contributed to this report.

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