Florida Officials Search Missing Baby’s Home For Second Time

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Photo of 9-week-old Chance Walsh, who has been missing since September 9th from Sarasota County, Florida.
Photo of 9-week-old Chance Walsh, who has been missing since September 9th from Sarasota County, Florida.

North Port, FL (CNN) – Friday morning, police searched the home of a missing 9-week-old baby in Florida, for a second time.

Officers stayed mostly outside, looking in a wooded area and a canal behind the home.

Chance Walsh and his parents, 32-year-old Kristen Bury and 36-year-old Joseph Walsh. Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff's Office photos
Chance Walsh and his parents, 32-year-old Kristen Bury and 36-year-old Joseph Walsh. Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office photos

Chance Walsh was last seen on September 9th.

His parents, 36-year-old Joseph Walsh and 32-year-old Kristin Bury, are in police custody in Jasper County, South Carolina, charged with Child Neglect. Both are being held on $150,000 bond and pending extradition back to Florida. Bury and Walsh were involved in a car crash there last week and baby Chance was not with them.

Police say the couple has told a few different stories as to what happened to their child, including leaving him at the Red Carpet Inn on Gordon Highway in Augusta, Georgia.

View Joseph Walsh’s Arrest Affidavit

The couple is apparently not cooperating with police and they are expected to be extradited soon.

Police did not say if they found any new evidence Friday morning.

Earlier this week, blood was found in a bedroom and a bathroom in the home.

In addition to working with the FBI, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is issuing a bulletin seeking information on Chance, or his parents, to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4074 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers of Sarasota County, 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online.

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We will continue to follow this investigation and provide the latest information as it becomes available.

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