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Home searched in connection with missing 11-month-old; Baby food, pacifiers found inside

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A search warrant has been served and foul play is suspected in the case of a missing 11-month-old last seen in July, according to Captain Joey Crosby with Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Crosby provided information about the case in a video on the Myrtle Beach Police Department Facebook page.


Thursday evening, MBPD investigators received information related to an ongoing child disappearance investigation, Crosby said.

He said it was reported that an 11-month-old baby has not been seen since July.

Investigators opened an investigation into the incident.

On Thursday, around 6:30 p.m., officials served a search warrant on 3rd Avenue South in Myrtle Beach related to the case.

At this time, police say they suspect foul play is involved in the investigation. However, Crosby said the public is not in danger at this time.

He said the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Special Victim's Unit is assisting with the investigation.

Police have not released any information regarding if the baby has been found, or if the child remains missing.

Police have also offered no information as of yet regarding any charges or arrests related to the case of the missing child.

ABC15's Nick Papantonis was on the scene Thursday night. He spoke with Arnold Laws, the property manager for the apartment at which the search warrant was served.

Laws showed us the apartment. Inside, baby food, pacifiers, formula, and a stroller could be seen.

Gasoline had also been spilled inside the apartment, and a gas can remained tipped over on the floor in the bedroom.

Laws said the man and woman who occupied the apartment seemed to be decent enough. He also said they have a child around one to two years of age.

"Talking with the past tenant, I felt like he would be a good fit for being here in this apartment, because looking for people who is gonna be here longterm, they need to be quiet and not cause problems. And he seemed to fit that bill."

Earlier this week, neighbors said someone removed the apartment letter from the apartment where the search warrant was served.

Neighbors also said they haven't seen the couple's child in a while.

They said when they inquired about the child, they were told the child was staying with her grandmother.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 843-918-1382.

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