The Ember Graham case has just taken an urgent turn. As of this afternoon, Matthew Graham is being sought by authorities in Shasta County. The Redding Record Searchlight reports that the missing infant’s father allegedly stole a.40-caliber gun, along with some money, from an area in Redding on Saturday afternoon at around 1:15 p.m. He is considered armed and dangerous at this time, adding a whole new element to the case surrounding his missing daughter.
This development comes on the heels of reports that searches have resumed in a new location for baby Ember. In fact, Fox News 40 reports that Shasta County authorities began searching the Ono area, a small town approximately 10 miles away from Happy Valley. This new activity has taken place just days after the police called off the official search. This latest search, however, has involved the use of cadaver dogs, which indicates that Shasta County Sheriff’s officials are looking for evidence of Ember Graham’s death.
Matthew Graham is the only person of interest in the disappearance of six-month-old Ember Graham. Authorities have also long-declared that the man hasn’t been cooperative in the search for her. Meanwhile, social media is proving to be another source of information. The official Facebook page dedicated to the search for Ember has expressed shock at the latest developments involving the baby’s dad.
“Please pray for Jamie at this time, She is in undisclosed location and is safe. She really needs the community’s support right now and that means lots of prayers. She is shock and as we stated before she not involved at all and is being protected.”
Jamie Graham has stood in support of her husband even after he was declared a person of interest. However, it’s been reported that she was not in the home the night baby Ember went missing. She and her husband had been separated and she was staying that night at her father’s home. It should also be noted that police have never declared her a person of interest.
Ember Graham was reported missing by her father over a week ago, who claimed that someone had snatched her from her crib in the middle of the night as he slept. However, authorities in Shasta County, California, quickly uncovered that no evidence supported the abduction claims made by Matthew Graham. Inconsistent stories told by the baby’s father led to police declaring him a person of interest in her case. Now he is reportedly on the run and being sought after stealing a firearm and some money. If you have seen Matthew Graham, or if you know anything about his possible whereabouts, please do not hesitate to call the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 245-6000.
[Photo: Shasta County Sheriff’s Office handout/Matthew Graham mugshot]