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Dad of Missing Florida Baby Extradited From South Carolina

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Oct 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-20 12:02:53-04

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Officials say the father of a missing baby has been extradited from South Carolina to Florida and charged with child neglect and felony murder.

    

Sarasota County jail records show that 36-year-old Joseph Walsh was booked into the facility Tuesday.

    

Officials say they believe they found the body of Chance Walsh after receiving a tip last week. The child was born in July, and his grandparents told officials they'd last seen him in September.

    

Officials say Walsh should have a first-appearance hearing Wednesday. He's being held without bail.

    

The child's 32-year-old mother, Kristen Bury, was extradited from South Carolina last week. She also faces charges of felony murder and child neglect.

    

It's unclear whether they've retained attorneys.

    

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Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, http://www.heraldtribune.com

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