“Someone knows what happened.” Kentucky State Police Use Cadaver Dogs to Search for Missing Baby

Dogs were used Tuesday to search for a missing Ohio County baby whose parents and grandparents have been arrested since her disappearance.

Kentucky State Police said they were using Cadaver dogs search for Miya (Tucker) Rudd, 8 monthsreported WFIE, an NBC affiliate based in Evansville, Indiana.

“We have no proof that she is deceased, but we have no proof that she is alive either,” KSP Trooper Corey King said in an interview with the TV station.

King said the dogs were used to search a cemetery and wooded area behind the family’s home in Reynolds Station. He said state police planned to bring in “specialized equipment from the medical examiner’s office” later in the week if the dogs found nothing.

“We’re hopeful,” King said in the interview. But, he added, “the longer this goes on, the darker the result will be.”

Miya’s family contacted state police to report they hadn’t seen her since late April, and when state police found her parents, Cage Rudd, 30, and Tesla Tucker, 29 , at an Owensboro motel last Wednesday, the baby was not with them. court records show.

THE parents do not cooperate with the police investigation, WHAS reported, King said.

Both parents were arrested and charged with child abandonment, as well as other charges including first-degree child abuse, trafficking in a controlled substance (more than two grams of methamphetamine), trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in legendary drugs, participation in organized crime , possession of fentanyl and possession of drug paraphernalia..

Miya’s grandfather, Ricky Smith, 56, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree child abuse, abandonment of a minor, engaging in organized crime and numerous drug-related charges.

And when the police went to the baby’s grandmother’s home to look for the baby, grandmother, Billie Smith, 49, was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for second degree assault – domestic violence, which was unrelated to Miya.

Another man, Timothy Roach, 37, was also arrested when officers went to Smith’s home to conduct a welfare check. State police said as they pulled over, they saw Roach throw Suboxone that was not prescribed to him under his vehicle. He was charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance and first-degree possession of a prescription controlled substance not in a proper container.

King told television stations that illegal drugs were at the heart of the case.

He told WFIE that Miya’s three siblings were removed from the parental home by the Department of Community Services “some time ago” and were being cared for by other family members.

He said DCBS also planned to remove Miya, after her umbilical cord blood tested positive for methamphetamine, according to WHAS.

State police have not received any information indicating the baby was sold, kidnapped or taken into the care of anyone else, King said in the WFIE interview. If someone holds the…

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