Missing Roanoke baby's name added to statewide list of missing children
A baby missing from her Roanoke home for weeks has now been added to a statewide list of missing children.
Arieanna Day was reported missing by her mother at a home on Hanover Avenue in Roanoke City on September 11. While Roanoke City Police say they believe at this point the baby is dead, they have not yet found her body.
Only her father, Andrew Christopher Terry, has been charged in relation to the case. He's been charged by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office with illegal disposal of a body, but no one in law enforcement has been willing to explain the charge.
Arieanna Day's name joins about 350 others in a list of missing children spanning the entire commonwealth. The list, administered by Virginia State Police, aims to keep track of children who may have been abducted or discarded, as well as those who are lost or run away.
It's standard protocol for Virginia State Police, but according to the agency it's done to help all agencies work together to find children and promote awareness of each case.
Day joins four other Roanoke City children listed as missing, including Tamera Nicole Hudson, Jose Natividad Lopez-Perez, Kyarah Nicole Marshall and Aboitel Scere.
Including Arieanna Day, the children's ages are listed between four months and 17 years. According to the list, all were last contacted by family/friends at some point in 2018.
According to the agency's website, the list assembled by Virginia State Police is required by law and is linked to law enforcement all over the state, as well as the the FBI and other national agencies.
WDBJ7 has stopped by the home where Arieanna's mother reported her missing from, but no one was home to answer our questions.
Roanoke City Police are also remaining tight-lipped on this case and have yet to reveal details on this investigation. We'll continue to follow this case and provide you with the latest.
To learn more about the list of Missing and Exploited Children, visit http://www.vsp.state.va.us/CJIS_VMEC.shtm