Dontrell Melvin: Florida Baby Not Reported Missing For 18 Months Found Dead

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  • Baby Dontrell MelvinDuring a Friday press conference, Florida authorities announced that the remains of the body of Dontrell Melvin, who was 5-months-old when he disappeared in July of 2011, have been discovered at an address provided by his parents, reports the Huffington Post.

    For the entire time that baby Dontrell was missing no one was looking for him.

    Father Calvin Melvin Jr., 27, and mother, Brittney Sierra, have both been arrested in their son’s disappearance.

    “We’ve arrested the mother, Brittney Sierra, and the father after lengthy interviews over the last 12 hours,” Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy said. “They both have intimated that the child has been harmed in someway by each other, so they are blaming each other as it relates to the child’s disappearance.”

    Huffington Post reports:

    Calvin Melvin Jr., 27, of Hallandale Beach, told police he dropped off his then-5-month-old son with his own parents in July 2011 because of financial trouble. The grandparents, who live in Pompano Beach, told officers they hadn’t seen their grandbaby in over a year, according to the Miami Herald.

    In the year and a half since Melvin reportedly left the house with the baby and returned without him, Dontrell’s mother said she believed her son was with his grandparents.

    “We can’t get over that fact either,” said Maj. Thomas Honan.

    The mother contacted authorities in October 2012, the Sun Sentinel reports, claiming Melvin had not allowed her to see Dontrell for over a year.

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