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Family marks 1st birthday of missing infant 4 months since she disappeared

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The family of missing baby Amiah Robertson came together Sunday to celebrate what would have been her first birthday.

It was an emotional day for Amiah’s mom and other family and friends as they built the second memorial in baby Amiah’s honor near the last place she was seen and let off balloons with messages to the missing 1-year-old.

While they are filled with grief and questions, now four months after her disappearance, they say they just want her home.

“I pray every night to God that my daughter returns home with me,” says Amber Robertson, Amiah’s mom.

Robertson says she never would have imagined this being the way she celebrated her daughter’s first birthday.

“No one would ever want to experience their child’s birthday by a tree, or maybe by a graveyard, whatever the case may be. You are not going to want to experience that. So let her come home. That is all I’m asking,” she says.

The family can’t help but think about Amiah missing out on milestones and family traditions.

“Every birthday it doesn’t matter if you are 1, it doesn’t matter if you are 60, you are getting that cake smashed in your face,” says Ola Chaney, Amiah’s aunt.

“And that is what we should be doing today. We should be at a park celebrating, her eating her cake,” says Christina Chaney, Amiah’s aunt.

“Rubbing it in her little face,” says Ola.

“But instead, we are here doing this because somebody will not speak up,” says Christina.

They say they won’t give up. They won’t stop looking for Amiah and they won’t stop celebrating her.

“We want her home. We want answers to what happened,” says Ola.

“And who took her, we want them to know we are not giving up. There will be justice,” says Christina.

But for now they are sending messages to Amiah in spirit. Amiah’s aunts wrote on a balloon, “Happy birthday baby, we love you, we miss you, and we want you home,” before releasing them.

Amiah was last seen with her mothers boyfriend, Robert Lyons, on March 9.

Lyons has been named as a suspect in the homicide investigation surrounding Amiah Robertson.

Police say there is no new information to report on this case.


How to make Apple Pie Tacos

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — It’s dessert … in a taco shell!

Apple Pie Tacos are easy, delicious, and kids love them! 

Apple Pie Tacos

9 soft street-taco shells (see note below)
2 tablespoons raw sugar 
1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, divided 
5 ROCKIT® apples, skin left on and diced
2 tablespoon raw honey 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
2 teaspoons cornstarch 
1/4 cup water, plus more
coconut whipped cream 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a plate, sprinkle raw sugar and cinnamon. Gently mix the two together. Spray both sides of the soft taco shells with nonstick cooking spray, then lightly dip both sides in the cinnamon mixture. 
2. Flip a muffin tin over. Place each cinnamon-coated soft taco shell between each of the muffin tins, so that the muffin-tin humps help the taco shell stay in place and formed. Place in the the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool completely. 
3. To make apple filling, combine chopped apples, honey, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small saucepan. Stir cornstarch into the 1/4 cup water and add to the saucepan. Heat on medium for about 10 minutes until apples are completely softened and gooey-thick. You may need to add more water — about another 1/4 cup — as the apples cook to create a sauce-like mixture. 
4. Spoon the apple filling into each of the taco shells. Top with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle cinnamon, or a little granola.  Enjoy immediately! 

Apple Pie Tacos (WISH Photo/Annessa Chumbley)

Note: A tortilla that’s about 3-4 inches across works great. If you need to, you can take a larger wheat tortilla, and cookie-cut it using a 3-4 inch small bowl.