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Her mother, Andrea Walker, told police she left Aniston home alone with her 3-year-old while she took her 5-year-old son to school. When she returned home, she said Aniston was gone. Her mother, Andrea Walker, told police she left Aniston home alone with her 3-year-old while she took her 5-year-old son to school. When she returned home, she said Aniston was gone.
Baby Aniston was reported missing one week ago when she was 7 weeks old, on Thursday, January 9. There has been no sign of her since. Baby Aniston was reported missing one week ago when she was 7 weeks old, on Thursday, January 9. There has been no sign of her since.
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(WMC-TV) - New details are emerging in the investigation into the disappearance of baby Aniston Walker.

Action News 5 uncovered documents recently filed in Shelby County General Sessions Court.

Memphis police homicide investigators filed two search warrants in the case, for the home and car that belong to Aniston's mother, Andrea Walker. We now know what investigators found while executing those search warrants.

Baby Aniston was reported missing one week ago when she was 7 weeks old, on Thursday, January 9. There has been no sign of her since.

Her mother, Andrea Walker, told police she left Aniston home alone with her 3-year-old while she took her 5-year-old son to school. When she returned home, she said Aniston was gone.

According to court records, there was no sign of a break-in. The other people who have keys to the house had not come by, and police say it was not Andrea Walker who reported the child missing.

According to an affidavit in support of a search warrant for the house, located at 5604 Falling Bark Drive, homicide investigators wrote that they wanted access in part because Walker had provided officers "deceptive and vague answers regarding her missing 7 week year [sic] old girl. This warrant is needed to discover evidence that will confirm or refute this being a homicide."

The affidavit notes officers were looking for "human remains, DNA evidence, trace evidence, blood evidence, to include blood spatter, and bloody clothing, blunt objects, cutting objects, and instruments of strangulation."

According to the return on the search warrant, filed on Tuesday, January 14th, investigators removed only four listed items from the house -- a baby blanket, a baby jumper, a baby pacifier, and assorted papers and receipts.

Homicide investigators also obtained a search warrant for Walker's car, a gold 2001 Nissan Altima, which is believed to be the car in which she took the five-year-old to school "while the 3 year old and 7 week old child were asleep in the home," according to an affidavit in support of the search warrant.

Investigators wrote that they wanted to search the car for any "documents, infant clothing, infant toys, blood and bodily fluids, tire impressions, electronic devices such as computers, cellular phones, tablets and trace evidence."

According to the return on the search warrant, filed on Thursday, January 16, investigators removed several items from the car -- one red #95 Lightning McQueen backpack, 5 diapers, a bag of plastic gloves, a bottle of Off repellent, tissue, two used tubes of rash cream, a tube of Carmex, a bottle of baby oil, two toys, and a small first aid kit.

Search warrant returns are not required by law to explain the reasons any items were seized.

Andrea Walker is charged with aggravated child abuse and remains in jail on $500,000 bond.

The active search for baby Aniston has been called off. With no baby and no body, police say it is too early tell if Andrea's charges will be upgraded.

"Things can change," Weirich said Friday. "And just because an arrest has been made in a manner doesn't mean that an investigation is over and we are not going to change course. So that's always a possibility, an option. We just don't know right now."

Walker is due in general sessions court on Tuesday, January 21. Her defense attorney, Leslie Ballin, will likely request her bond be lowered. Prosecutors are expected to argue that it remain where it is. 

Investigators ask anyone who may have any helpful information in this case in general or regarding the whereabout of baby Aniston to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

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