Statement Analysis showed that the child's father was deceptive specifically regarding what happened to Delano.
Father faces murder charge in case of missing baby Delano Wilson
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INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 4, 2015) – After months of no new developments in the case of missing baby Delano Wilson, prosecutors filed a murder charge against his father, Willie Wilson.
The IMPD violent crime unit took Wilson into custody Wednesday afternoon.
Missing Persons detectives and the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office have prepared a probable cause affidavit to charge Wilson despite the absence of a body. Such a case would be based on circumstantial evidence, such as inconsistent statements from Wilson, cooperation from another witness or evidence seized during the search.
Indianapolis Metropolitan police investigated the disappearance of the 1-month-old child, which was reported on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The baby’s father told police a man and a woman approached him in an alley in the 1400 block of Henry Street, robbed him and then took the baby. The case triggered an Amber Alert.
In his report to police, Wilson claimed that he had been punched in the mouth and pistol-whipped by one of the robbers who abducted his infant. No visible injuries to Wilson’s face or mouth were observed by officers on the day of the reported abduction.
The probable cause affidavit alleges that there were internet searches related to child abductions and missing infants conducted on a phone in Wilson’s possession and made prior to the reported abduction.
On August 27, search and rescue dogs were used to conduct a search for Delano Wilson. The dogs tracked Delano’s scent to a wooded area bordered by South Harding Street, Oliver Street and CSX railroad tracks. In a second search on August 28, using a scent sample from Willie Wilson’s clothing, search dogs tracked to the same wooded area. The baby was never found.
The search for baby Delano went on for several weeks, although police never found him. On Sept. 1, police served a search warrant at the home of the boy’s parents. Police questioned Perkins at the home and eventually took her away in a police car. She was not handcuffed.