Police Cancel Amber Alert for Missing Baby

Investigators also suspend lake search for 9-month-old Daisja Weaver

By Stacy Morrow
|  Thursday, Jun 18, 2009  |  Updated 5:07 PM CDT
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Police Cancel Amber Alert for Missing Baby

Dallas police issued an Amber Alert for 9-month-old Daisja Weaver on June 10.

Dallas police canceled the Amber Alert for a missing 9-month-old girl and suspended a search for the girl at Lake Lewisville on Thursday.

The lake search began Sunday after the baby's mother, Tamaira Creagh, told police Daisja died in the care of Alandus Weaver, the child's 20-year-old father. Creagh said Weaver later tied a sandbag to the baby's body and threw her over a bridge into Lake Lewisville.

The 19-year-old woman originally told police that Daisja was kidnapped the night of June 9, after she fought off a sexual assault in her apartment in the 5800 block of Preston Oaks.

Police issued an Amber Alert 12 hours after Daisja's parents reported her missing. Dallas police said Thursday they canceled the Amber Alert because evidence and Creagh's testimony suggests Daisja is deceased. Investigators have "no credible evidence to refute that," Senior Cpl. Kevin Janse said.

Police said they were suspicious of Weaver and Creagh's story because the couple gave officers inconsistent accounts of what happened. Police arrested Weaver on Saturday and Creagh on Monday, both on charges of tampering with evidence. 

Creagh, who is six months pregnant with Weaver's child, bonded out of jail Thursday morning. In a statement released Tuesday, her attorneys said she is victim of domestic abuse who was forced to participate in the cover-up. 

Weaver was still being held Thursday with bond set at $100,000.

Investigators expressed frustration with their search for the baby's body on Wednesday, the last day the Lewisville Fire Department searched the lake.

"Horrors is what we're facing," Dallas police Sgt. Brenda Nichols told the Dallas Morning News. "We've got a lake that, after about 10 feet down, there's no visibility at all."

Lewisville Fire Department divers searched the area that Creagh said contained Daisja's body as best as possible, considering the conditions, Janse said.

Janse said the case remains open and active. A $15,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case is being offered.

The Dallas Police Department is asking anyone with information to call 214-670-4915.

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