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Search for missing infant in Florida; parents jailed

October 8, 2015

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are searching for the 9-week-old boy of a couple arrested in South Carolina.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for information about Chance Walsh and his parents, Kristen Bury and Joseph Walsh. The parents have been arrested in South Carolina on child neglect charges.

Chance’s maternal grandmother contacted the sheriff’s office Sunday, saying she hadn’t seen the infant since Sept. 9. Officials say she and the boy’s paternal grandmother had made several unsuccessful attempts to check on the boy’s welfare.

Family members contacted authorities after Bury and Walsh told them they had been in a vehicle crash in South Carolina, and told several different stories about the infant, including that they had given him to a woman in Georgia.

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