Police: Body of Missing 5-Month-Old Found in SC Creek
UPDATE 7:33p ET: Searchers found the body of a baby in a South Carolina creek on Thursday, two days after her mother said she put the five-month-old girl into the water, according to police.
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A desperate search continues in a South Carolina creek for a 5-month-old baby, whose mother is now facing charges.
A neighbor called police in Socastee Tuesday after talking to the little girl’s mother, 33-year-old Sarah Lane Toney, Fox affiliate WGHP-TV reported.
Authorities say the woman knocked on her door and said, "I put my baby in the water."
This is the 5 month old crews are looking for in a Socastee Creek. Picture released by Lt. Raul Denis, Horry Co. PD pic.twitter.com/DysZzJXHAP
— Erin MacPherson (@ErinWPDE) November 3, 2015
Police have since arrested Toney, first on separate charges and now for unlawful conduct toward a child, according to local reports.
(Photo credit: AP)
Dive teams and firefighters were deployed to help search the creek for "Baby Grace."
One local police officer described the waterway as a “rushing creek.”
“I cried. It is very upsetting,” Melissa Welch, a woman who lives nearby and saw search crews being deployed, told WGHP. “It is in God’s hands. All we can do is hope and pray.”
— WBTV News (@WBTV_News) November 4, 2015