1 year old missing. Some statements from parents. Consider mother's statement compared to DeOrr mother and father. These are limited statements. Even in a single statement, the mother expressed concern, not for herself, but for what her child might be experiencing. This was not heard from in other cases, including Baby Ayla, Lisa and above mentioned DeOrr, in spite of his parents speaking extensively in an interview. Neither expressed any concern over DeOrr's condition or care.
SPENCER, Ind. (WISH) — Authorities in Owen County continue to investigate the case of a missing 1-year-old. They say they won’t give up until she is located.
Owen County Sheriff Leonard Sam Hobbs says 50-60 law enforcement personnel from multiple agencies were out in teams of two across the county Thursday. Indiana State Police say that rain has slowed them down, but they continued their search.
Investigators have been searching for 14-month-old Shaylyn Ammerman since Wednesday morning. Shaylyn is described as 20 inches tall, 20 pounds, blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing white zip-up pajamas with an owl design and carrying a “Winnie the Pooh” blanket.
She was in the care of her grandmother and father Tuesday in their Spencer home, according to Indiana State Police. The mother and father are not together but share custody of Shyly.
Police say the child has now been missing for more than 24 hours and they are worried.
Tamera Sue Morgan, the girl’s grandmother, told police she put Shaylyn to bed and last checked on her around midnight Tuesday in a home in the 400 block of West Jefferson. When Morgan checked the crib in the morning, she told police the child was gone.
“The first feeling was panic,” Morgan said. “‘Where is the baby, she can’t get out of her baby bed so somebody had to take her.'”
Police and search and rescue crews have been looking for the girl since around 9 a.m. Wednesday.
The Owen County Sheriff said Thursday morning, they won’t stop until they find this little girl.
“We’re going to cover every avenue we possibly can. Creek, river, bridge, trees, fields roads, anyplace we think she might be, we’re going to be looking for her today,” said Owen County Sheriff Leonard Sam Hobbs.
Hobbs said Thursday they will have personnel out on the White River, they’ll use K-9 units again, the DNR, FBI, among other agencies, like the Vigo County search and rescue team.
“We’re going to find her. Today. That’s our goal. We want to bring her home. We want to bring her home safe,” said Hobbs.
Morgan said she won’t stop at anything to find her granddaughter. She was putting up signs Thursday morning.
“I’m going stir crazy at home. I’m not getting any information whatsoever from anybody so I’m just going out and trying to spread the word as far and as wide as possible,” Morgan said. “I am very concerned. It’s been so long since we’ve seen her. I’m just so scared to death of where she’s at, if she’s safe, if she’s being taken care of.”
Grandmother expresses concern in the moment.
Hobbs said they will continue to search until dark, and will start again Friday if they need to.
“We need the prayers of the community to help bring this girl home and bring her home safe,” he added.
ISP says Wednesday, crews used sonar to check the White River. A cemetery near the home was searched, police say. An ISP chopper is on scene and K-9 units are combing the area for clues.
Police said several people were at the home the night Shaylyn disappeared. Officials said they have interviewed several witnesses including family of little Shyly.
They say several search warrants have been served at homes and for vehicles across Owen County.
We like to hear parents express concern for what the child is experiencing at the moment the statement is made. This is the father's quote and then the mother.
“Just shocked that somebody would do this to me. I have no idea why or what’s going through somebody’s mind that would do this,” said Shaylyn’s father Justin Ammerman. “I’m going crazy. I don’t know what to think.”
He considers this done to him. He does not know what to think after telling us what he thought. This will need further explanation. No remark about care for child yet.
Ammerman said he didn’t have people over Wednesday night, and he thinks someone took his daughter from her crib in the middle of the night.
“I don’t know who in their right mind would do this,” he said. “Somebody’s got a big grudge over us. I don’t know who it is, but they better confess and give my baby back.”
It would be someone not in their "right mind" that would do this.
Also notice that 'confess' comes before 'give' in his language.
He does not here express concern for what the child is experiencing at the moment. Here is the mother:
Jessica Stewart, the girl’s mother, spoke to 24-Hour News 8 Wednesday evening.
She said her daughter’s blanket and diaper bag are also missing.
Next, this mother is concerned about the baby's comfort, at this moment in time, while missing:
“I’m hoping that whoever has her is taking care of her and will bring her back home safe,” Stewart said. “I’ve got a bad feeling since talking to the cops today and I am hoping I am wrong.”
Stewart also said she knows of no one who would want to take the child.
“I just want her home,” she said.
Here the mother is concerned for the very thing a mother should be concerned about; in the moment. Next, note the dent in denial/confidence, is explicitly caused by what was said in conversation with police.
The word "just" is a comparative word of reduction, as to say "only"; her sole 'want' or desire is to have her home.
If you have any information about the child, call the Spencer Police Department at 812-829-3932.