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Some neighbors wonder if missing baby was made up by mother

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Her daughter, Aniston Walker, who was then 7 weeks old, went missing after Andrea claimed she took her 5-year-old son to school. Her daughter, Aniston Walker, who was then 7 weeks old, went missing after Andrea claimed she took her 5-year-old son to school.
The neighborhood surrounding 5604 Falling Bark Drive in Memphis was cordoned off with crime scene tape The neighborhood surrounding 5604 Falling Bark Drive in Memphis was cordoned off with crime scene tape
"I've never seen the child. We know pretty much all of our neighbors, so I've never seen the child down there," said neighbor Marcus Randolph. "I've never seen the child. We know pretty much all of our neighbors, so I've never seen the child down there," said neighbor Marcus Randolph.

(WMC-TV) - Some neighbors wonder if a missing baby exists weeks after her disappearance. The speculation rises Thursday following news that the mother posted a $250,000 bond.

Investigators charged Andrea Walker, 33, with two counts of aggravated child abuse and two counts of aggravated child neglect or endangerment in early January. Her daughter, Aniston Walker, who was then 7 weeks old, went missing after Andrea claimed she took her 5-year-old son to school.

She reportedly left the baby with a 3-year-old, but Walker gave conflicting information about Aniston's disappearance, according to authorities.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said in a news conference—during the active three-day search for Aniston in January—that Walker was not being as forthcoming with information as they hoped.

Armstrong was asked during a separate news conference if Aniston is real.

"We are positive the baby did exist. I don't know where that came from, but we are positive that a baby exists," he said.

Some neighbors wonder if Aniston ever existed.

"I've never seen the child. We know pretty much all of our neighbors, so I've never seen the child down there," said neighbor Marcus Randolph. "I think everybody is thinking it was made up to keep a man, probably something of that nature."

Memphis police said Thursday that information about Aniston's existence is not available for release but that the investigation is ongoing.

Andrea Walker's case will go to a Shelby County grand jury.

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