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Missing Shannon Turns Up Fives Days Later Beneath Baby Sitter’s Bed

by | 5th, November 2009

shannon-bedIN Florida, 7-month-old Shannon Dedrick has been missing for five days. She turns up under baby sitter Susan Elizabeth Baker’s bed.

Police are looking to charge Baker, her husband James Arthur Baker and Chrystina Lynn Mercer, the child’s mother, with whatever they can.

On Saturday the child is reported missing.

On Monday, County Sheriff Bobby Haddock (nominative determinism, folks) told us:

We have searched every dumpster in the city limits of Chipley, we have turned over every garbage can.”

On the following Wednesday, NBC station WESH reports that Florida Gov. Charlie Crist received a letter months before Shannon disappeared asking him to remove the child from her parents.

Haddock, ever the detective, added:

“The child cannot walk or crawl, it did not leave the residence by itself.”

No more news is forthcoming. But Anorak recalls another Shannon who went missing. This is her story in pictures:

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