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Police director asks public to pray for Andrea Walker

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Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong says the baby Aniston case made him go home and hug his own child. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong says the baby Aniston case made him go home and hug his own child.
Director Armstrong says the mother of 7-week-old Aniston Walker is "not cooperating" after the baby's body was found face down in a Millington ditch. Director Armstrong says the mother of 7-week-old Aniston Walker is "not cooperating" after the baby's body was found face down in a Millington ditch.
Aniston Walker disappeared on January 9, when she was just 7 weeks old. Her body was found Sunday in a Millington ditch. Aniston Walker disappeared on January 9, when she was just 7 weeks old. Her body was found Sunday in a Millington ditch.
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(WMC-TV) - Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong says the baby Aniston case made him go home and hug his own child.

Director Armstrong says the mother of 7-week-old Aniston Walker is "not cooperating" after the baby's body was found face down in a Millington ditch. He is asking the public to pray the baby's mother, Andrea Walker, does the right thing.

"It tugs at the heart and does eat at the fabric of our community," said Armstrong, who has worked on many homicide cases in his 25 year career, but this case is especially hard on all of the responders. "When you have one with a defenseless child that can't care for itself, it's extremely tough."

The director said it would have been helpful if Walker had provided them with information as to what occurred leading up to the disposal of the little girl's body.

"Without being able to extract that information from her makes our job that much more difficult," he explained.

The baby's father is not a person of interest.

"Everything in the investigation leads to the mother," added Armstrong.

Though the physical evidence, like clothing, matches Aniston's description, Director Armstrong said they must rely on exact science to build their case -- in the form of DNA from the medical examiner.

"We have not received that back nor have we received a ruling on the cause of death," he said before making an unprecedented request. "We are asking the community to continue to pray for this family. Pray that this mother does the right thing and at some point tells us what we need to know to aid us in this investigation."

There is no timetable on when the baby's cause of death will be confirmed.

The director says there is hope Andrea Walker will open up about the moments leading up to her baby's death.

Click here to see a full timeline of the Aniston Walker case, from the time she went missing to the moment her mother was arrested.

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