The search for missing California baby Ember Graham is nearing an entire week, and authorities in Shasta County do not have good news regarding their investigation. ABC News 7 reports that the missing 6-month-old baby may no longer be alive. This unfortunate statement was confirmed by police in one of the most recent updates in the case. This comes on the heels of reports revealing that Matthew Graham has gone uncooperative.
Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko has led a transparent search from the beginning, keeping the public and the media updated with steps taken in the case. He has revealed that this search is leading authorities nowhere for now. He also shared a startling clue about the future prosecution of the child’s father.
“We don’t have any viable leads of where to look, so it’s a little bit of a needle in a haystack search. Matthew is still considered a person of interest and yes, recovering the body can provide in some cases, a lot of evidence value that would certainly help the case with prosecution. We are looking at a number of other charges that could also be brought against him as well.”
Is it possible that Matthew Graham is responsible for his daughter’s disappearance? The comments made by Bosenko indicate that more charges could come, depending on evidence uncovered in the search for Ember.
The Redding Record Searchlight reports that the search for Ember Graham may be called off in the near future. Sheriff Bosenko also confirmed again that there are no signs of abduction in Ember’s disappearance. No evidence points to such a scenario, indicating that her father Matthew Graham has been dishonest with investigators. With no evidence in searches, and no evidence of an abduction, authorities are operating under the idea that the missing baby is possibly dead. This is something already confirmed yesterday by the sheriff.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, but at this point, it’s not looking good for the family.”
Ember Graham was reported missing by her father last week on July 2. Her father told authorities that his front door was open when he realized his daughter was gone. His story, at the time, seemed to indicate that someone walked into their home and snatched the infant from her crib as she and her parents slept. As previously reported, the evidence does not support the father’s claims, and he is now a person of interest in his daughter’s disappearance.
If you know anything about the disappearance of Ember Graham, or if you think you’ve made any sighting of evidence or of the missing baby, please do not hesitate to call 911 or contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.
[Photo: Shasta County Sheriff’s Office handout]