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Mother, boyfriend indicted in missing child case from 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The mother of missing baby Amiah Robertson and the mother’s boyfriend face criminal charges in the baby’s disappearance.

Amber Robertson and Robert Lyons each face four felony counts of neglect. Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears said Monday he requested Robertson and Lyons receive two additional charges, but a Marion County grand jury declined to issue those indictments.

Robertson was arrested over the weekend. Lyons was arrested Tuesday.

Baby Amiah Robertson was 8 months old when she disappeared in March 2019.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department investigators said she was last seen with Lyons at a house in the 200 block of South Holmes Avenue on the city’s west side. Lyons was supposed to take the child to the babysitter, according to police.

Police conclude search where baby Amiah was last seen; suspect arrested on unrelated charges
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Lyons was the only person publicly named as a suspect in the case. IMPD Deputy Police Chief Kendale Adams said Lyons is in touch with an attorney and they hope he will surrender soon.

Adams said Monday that the child still has not been found.

“Today’s announcement comes after years of investigation with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department with the assistance of local and federal agencies. Prosecutor Mears said the investigation’s complex circumstances and number of parties involved ultimately resulted in the decision to present the investigative findings to a Marion County Grand Jury for a charging determination,” Mears said.

Mears did indicate more charges could be filed at a later date if the child’s body is located.

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