Dec 04, 2019 7:52 PM

Search continues in Missouri for missing 36-year-old mother

Posted Dec 04, 2019 7:52 PM

RICH HILL, Mo. (AP) — Dive teams, boats, drones and police dogs are searching in Missouri for a missing mother.

The Bates County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that 36-year-old Nicole Mallatt was last seen or heard from on Nov. 26.

Mallatt texted one of her daughters last Tuesday saying she was leaving for a few hours, but she never came back.

Her aunt, Linda Diveley Mallatt, said she is convinced something happened after Mallatt didn't call her children on Thanksgiving.

"We're concerned about her whereabouts," Sheriff Chad Anderson told KMBC, while adding that there are no signs yet that a crime has happened.

The search has focused on about 250 acres of farmland around her home and water on the property.

Anyone with information is urged to contact law enforcement.


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Kansas City man charged in death of girlfriend's 2-month-old

Arlandez Drew photo Jackson County

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged with killing his girlfriend's 2-month-old son.

Twenty-eight-year-old Arlandez Drew was charged Tuesday with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death. Charging documents say Jamarion Holland was rushed to a hospital in August.

Drew told police he had been watching Jamarion when the baby appeared to convulse after he was fed formula. Drew said he found a neighbor who performed CPR until an ambulance arrived. The baby died two days later. Drew told police he didn't hurt the child.

A medical examiner determined that the child's death was a homicide, caused by complications of head and neck trauma. A scan of the baby's brain showed bleeding in the brain and extreme swelling.

Bond is set at $75,000. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.