Friday, April 24, 2009
~Emma Leigh Barker
1-year-old Emma Barker’s body was found dumped in tall grass along side a Los Angeles highway. Her mother, Stacey Barker, 24 has been under investigation since March after she told police her daughter was kidnapped.
Barker told police someone knocked her out as she was putting Emma in the car and when she woke up, Emma was gone. She later recanted that story and said Emma died in an accident.
As police continued to question Barker, they noted several inconsistencies in her story and her story continued to change over time.
While Barker did have head injuries when police responded to her assault report, detectives are trying to determine whether the injuries were self-inflicted.
Barker was booked Thursday on suspicion of murder and is being held on $1 million bond.
Good Lord, this is becoming an epidemic in this country!