The parents of a 5-week-old baby who went missing this week gave a press conference Wednesday asking for public help in finding their son, but offered confusing stories about what exactly happened.
The Alabama law enforcement agency, which sent the first warning about the missing Caleb “CJ” Whisnand Jr., initially said she was last seen Saturday night. But police in Montgomery County, Alabama, said they received a call 911 late Monday night from the Circle K store on the highway near Montgomery for the missing baby, who weighed 10 pounds and was last seen in a camouflage suit. Additional details about the baby̵
Father Caleb Wisnand and mother Angela Gardner did not mention their son’s name during their remarks on Wednesday. Wiesand repeatedly stressed that he could not remember many details about the disappearance.
“I don’t remember much, but I remembered breaking up with the cops. If anyone has something, places I could go, you know who you are, “he said, according to AL.com.
Gardner said she was home on Monday with her 2-year-old when Wisnand brought the 5-week-old to the store.
“He went to pay for gas at the gas station and realized he wasn’t there. He told the police and I know he is missing … Please find him, please, ”she said.
Asked about the last time the whole family was together, Wisnand said it was a Saturday night when “we all slept together.” Strangely, he continued, “And I don’t remember much.”
“It’s not easy,” Gardner said.
Police largely hold the mother in charge of the case, and it remains unclear why it was first said the baby went missing on Saturday.
Captain Trent Beasley, who is in charge of investigations at Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, said he could not explain why the couple said they were last with their baby on Saturday.
“I can’t talk to their mental state. “I don’t know where the father was when he answered questions,” Beasley was quoted as saying by Montgomery Advertiser.
He said the baby’s father called 911 four minutes after the baby was last seen on CCTV footage.
“The video image is a little grainy, but it looks like it’s him,” Beasley said.
None of the parents said they suspected who had taken the baby, and authorities did not name any suspects. The FBI, Elmore County Sheriff’s Office and Vetupka Police Department are cooperating with the investigation.
“Family is not the same without family, that’s for sure,” Wisnand said.