Father of missing baby released from jail, still considered person of interest

Jul 8, 2015 7:37 PM by News Staff

The father of missing 6-month-old Ember Graham was released from jail Wednesday, but authorities say his movements will be monitored closely and he's still considered a person of interest in her disappearance.

Graham was booked into jail last Friday on an unrelated probation violation, but released Wednesday. As a condition of his release he will be required to wear a GPS ankle monitor and check in with his probation officer daily.

The investigation into Ember Graham's disappearance continues to focus on Matthew Graham. Sheriff's officials say they have surveillance video showing Matthew and Ember arriving at a convenience store, then going inside with her and pumping fuel last Wednesday night, when he says Ember disappeared.

Sheriff's officials say Graham told them he took the baby to the store and then drove back home, but authorities say the video shows Graham driving the opposite direction from his home when he leaves. The video shows his pickup truck heading toward his home about an hour later.

Today, the sheriff's office seized Matthews's vehicle and transported it to the evidence lab for processing.

Citing the lack of evidence to support an abduction claim, the sheriff's office suspended their search for Ember Tuesday, but family continued searching Wednesday.

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