CA BAKI DEWEES: Missing from Palmdale, CA - 3 May 2024 - Age 3 weeks

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Missing 3-week-old Palmdale boy presumed dead; deputies searching for remains​

A three-week-old Palmdale boy who has been missing for more than a week is presumed dead, after his parents left the state without him. Authorities tell FOX 11 that they are searching for the boy's remains in the Antelope Valley Landfill.

The baby, Baki Dewees, was reported missing on May 3, after leaving a Palmdale home with his parents.

"I can't even cry anymore, said Sophia Paulo, the baby's grandmother. "I've been crying so much, I feel numb."

FOX 11 has confirmed that the baby's father, Yuseff Dewess, and mother have been arrested for unrelated charges in Utah.

Tuesday evening, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said it's treating Baki Dewees' case as a death investigation. But his remains still have not been found.

The baby's family said his parents left last week without raising suspicion.

"They just left like normal," said Paulo. "It was a normal day. There was nothing out of the blue."

Brad Parke, Paulo's longtime boyfriend, said he was also home when the couple left Palmdale. He said they didn't say anything unusual.

"He didn't say nothing," said Parke. "They were here. They went to the Greyhound [and when he got to the bus station], he didn't have the baby with him. That's facts."

Despite deputies saying they are searching for the young boy's remains, family members are holding out hope that the baby is safe.


Detectives Investigate Death of Baby; Landfill Searched​

Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives conducted a search of the Antelope Valley landfill Tuesday in hopes of finding the remains of a missing 3-week-old baby.

Details on the case were slim, but sheriff’s officials said deputies initially responded to the 2300 block of Carolyn Drive in Palmdale on a report of a missing child. But the case quickly turned into a death investigation, and a search began for the “remains of the infant,” sheriff’s officials said.

ABC7 reported the infant is 3-week old Baki Dewees, who has been missing since May 3 and was last seen with his father, 24-year-old Yusuf Dewees. Family members told the station Dewees is in custody in Utah on an unrelated matter. The child’s mother is also in custody in Utah, the station reported.

Sheriff’s officials did not provide any additional information or indicate what led investigators to the landfill.


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MEDIA - BAKI DEWEES: Missing from Palmdale, CA - 3 May 2024 - Age 3 weeks
 
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Authorities in Los Angeles County have initiated a search at the Antelope Valley Landfill for the remains of a missing infant from Palmdale. The investigation, which initially began as a search for the missing child, has now transitioned into a death investigation, according to Lieutenant Omar Camacho of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Despite efforts, no evidence has been found yet.

The infant, named Baki Dewees, was born on April 14 and was last seen in Palmdale on May 3. Following the disappearance, his great aunt appealed for help on Facebook, urging the public to assist in bringing Baki home to his grandmother.

The situation took a dark turn when the infant's mother, Rosealani Gaoa, was arrested in Ogden, Utah, just two days after giving birth. She faces charges of aggravated child abuse, intentional child abuse, and reckless child abuse. Gaoa's arrest led to the removal of the children from her custody, with family welfare officials in Utah taking charge of the matter.

Subsequently, Yusuf Dewees, the father of the children, left Utah with the remaining three children and returned to Palmdale. However, he later returned to Ogden, where he was arrested on suspicion of obstruction of justice and making a false statement. The arrest was made following questioning about Baki's disappearance, suggesting possible involvement in the case.

The investigation spans across state lines, with authorities in California and Utah collaborating to uncover the truth behind the infant's disappearance. The search efforts at the landfill continue, with authorities focused on retrieving potential evidence. Sadly, authorities believe the child is deceased, and they are working to provide closure to the family.

As the investigation progresses, details about the circumstances surrounding Baki's disappearance and suspected death are still emerging. Despite the grim outlook, authorities remain committed to finding answers and delivering justice for the young child.

 

Police searching for body of newborn baby in landfill site after mother arrested on child neglect charges​

Police are searching a landfill site in California for the body of a missing 3-week-old baby, after his mother was arrested on child abuse charges in Utah.

Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department were combing through waste at the Antelope Valley landfill in Palmdale, north of Los Angeles, on Tuesday in the hope of finding Baki Dewees, NBC Los Angeles reported.

The infant boy was born on April 14 and was last seen alive on May 3 in Palmdale, according to a flyer distributed by family members on social media. The flyer featured a picture of tiny Baki, wearing a yellow sweater and green pants, and said he was last seen with his father, Yusuf Dewees, 24.


Jail records show that the mother, Roselani Gaoa, 25, was arrested on April 16 — just two days after Baki was born — on charges of intentional child abuse, reckless child abuse and aggravated child abuse. Both are being held in Ogden, Utah, north of Salt Lake City,

The baby's father, Yusuf Dewees, was arrested on May 7 on charges of obstruction of justice and making a false statement to be used at a preliminary hearing, the records show.

There has so far been no indication of what evidence led police to the landfill site.
 

Police searching for body of newborn baby in landfill site after mother arrested on child neglect charges​

Police are searching a landfill site in California for the body of a missing 3-week-old baby, after his mother was arrested on child abuse charges in Utah.

Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department were combing through waste at the Antelope Valley landfill in Palmdale, north of Los Angeles, on Tuesday in the hope of finding Baki Dewees, NBC Los Angeles reported.

The infant boy was born on April 14 and was last seen alive on May 3 in Palmdale, according to a flyer distributed by family members on social media. The flyer featured a picture of tiny Baki, wearing a yellow sweater and green pants, and said he was last seen with his father, Yusuf Dewees, 24.


Jail records show that the mother, Roselani Gaoa, 25, was arrested on April 16 — just two days after Baki was born — on charges of intentional child abuse, reckless child abuse and aggravated child abuse. Both are being held in Ogden, Utah, north of Salt Lake City,

The baby's father, Yusuf Dewees, was arrested on May 7 on charges of obstruction of justice and making a false statement to be used at a preliminary hearing, the records show.

There has so far been no indication of what evidence led police to the landfill site.
So the mom was arrested just two days after he was born and all the kids taken away. Now, 3 weeks later the dad leaves with all the kids and then doesn't have the baby. Who let him leave with the kids in the first place after they were taken from him weeks earlier?
 

Search suspended for missing baby's remains at SoCal landfill; infant's father a suspect​

The search for the remains of a three-week-old baby at the Antelope Valley Landfill has been suspended, and the infant's father is now a suspect in the death investigation, authorities said Wednesday.

A detective who spoke with Eyewitness News would not say whether the baby's remains have been found or what led them to believe he is dead.


The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said detectives searched the landfill but left the site later Tuesday with no recovery of remains.

The infant's family has been cooperative with investigators.
 

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