Thursday, January 15, 2009

Alexis Glover: an update

As reported by FRIDA yesterday, Alexis's mother, Alfreedia Gregg-Glover, has been arrested and charged with felony child neglect and filing a false police report in connection with her daughter's death. According to the Washington Post this morning, Ms Gregg-Glover is alleged to have placed her daughter in the creek bed on January 7, shortly before reporting her missing.

Glover positioned her daughter's locator bracelet -- a device that enables deputies to find endangered missing people -- near a Manassas library to make it appear that Lexie had removed it and run away, they said. Gregg-Glover then appealed through the media for help in finding her daughter.

It is not known whether Alexis was dead when she was placed in the creek or whether she died in the water, but police said they are investigating her death as a murder. They are waiting for a medical examiner's report to explain how she died.

Alfreedia Gregg-Glover has not been charged with Alexis' death. Police are also looking into allegations that Alexis was abused.

As noted earlier, Alexis, a 13-year-old African-American girl who had developmental disabilities, was last seen last Wednesday with her mother at a local library. Sadly, her body was found in a creek eight miles away.

The story in full is here ...