Sheriff's officials investigating baby's disappearance

Jul 2, 2015 8:38 PM by News Staff

Shasta County authorities have launched a search and investigation into the disappearance of a six month old baby, last seen in Anderson Tuesday night.

According to the sheriff's office, Ember Graham was last seen inside a home on Noosha Lane around 10:30 p.m. in the Happy Valley and Anderson area. She was reported missing at 5:26 a.m. when her father, Matthew Graham, went to check on her and found an empty crib.

Sheriff's Lt. Dave Kent says the investigation is in its early stages and at this time nothing can be ruled out, but everyone contacted thus far has been cooperative. Investigators are in the process of interviewing several of Ember's family members, including her mother Jamie Graham and her father Mathew Graham.

A handful of law enforcement agencies are on the scene, including a child abduction response team, the Redding Police Department and the Anderson Police Department. Lt. Kent tells Action News Now that an Amber Alert has not been issued, because the case does not exhibit many of the criteria required.

According to the Department of Justice, an Amber Alert is only issued when law enforcement agents confirm an abduction has taken place, the child is as risk of serious injury or death, there is sufficient descriptive information of child, captor, or captor's vehicle

Ember suffers from a seizure disorder and officials say she is "at risk" and in need of medication. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Ember Graham, please contact Shasta County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit at (530) 245-6135.


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