Matthew Graham has been released from police custody, according to the Redding Record Searchlight, and he is expected to be freed by the end of the day, but one question still remains on the minds of authorities and the community of Shasta County. Where is baby Ember? The six-month-old infant has been missing now for nearly one week, and authorities have already called off the search for her.
Graham was initially arrested on a violation of his probation. ABC News 7 reports that the father of Ember Graham admitted to failing to complete 60 days of required work release, but he was cleared of the previous violation of his probation. Now that he’s free, he must complete 75 days of work release instead of the initially ordered 60. Meanwhile, nothing was brought up — according to reports — about the disappearance of his six-month-old daughter.
Matthew Graham has not been charged in the disappearance of his daughter, but authorities have still named him as the only person of interest in her disappearance and presumed death. Authorities in Shasta County have also declared that the baby girl may not be alive. Furthermore, no evidence reportedly supports the father’s claim that someone abducted the infant from her crib in the middle of the night.
Graham family on its way out of court declines to comment. Jamie Lee Graham is whisked away by Matthew Graham’s mom, Sheila.
— Jenny Espino (@jennyespino_RS) July 8, 2015
At Matthew Graham’s court hearing for violating probation. He accepts offer for 30 add’tl work days. He would be released today. — Jenny Espino (@jennyespino_RS) July 8, 2015
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office says Matthew Graham, dad of #BabyEmber, is “uncooperative” and “has not made any effort to clear his name.”
— Alayna Shulman (@ashulman_RS) July 6, 2015
Social media is lit up with discussion surrounding the disappearance of Ember Graham and the apparent non-cooperation of her father Matthew Graham. It’s also being noted that Graham was whisked away with his wife in tow, even though the two were reportedly separated at the time of the baby’s disappearance. Even though they were separated at the time, the infant’s mother has been supportive of her husband over the course of the past six days.
The search for Ember Graham is still suspended until further notice in Shasta County, but authorities have been very open about declaring Matthew Graham the person of interest in her disappearance. Meanwhile, a reward is still being offered for any information that leads to closure in this case.
Photo: Shasta County photo/Ember Graham