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Authorities have set up a hotline for any information on the whereabouts of a missing 9-week-old North Port baby or anyone who has had contact with his parents.
Chance Walsh hasn't been seen in nearly a month. His parents, Kristen Bury and Joseph Walsh, are in a South Carolina jail charged with child neglect. The baby was not with them when they were arrested and the couple have offered several different stories to relatives about his whereabouts.
Detectives say the couple have said he died in a car accident in South Carolina, that he was unharmed, and also that they had given him to a woman at a motel in Georgia.
"When you're talking about an infant child or any child time is of the essence," said Capt. Charlie Thorpe, with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
Sarasota County deputies were alerted Sunday by the baby's grandmother, who was concerned that she had not seen him in nearly a month. She says his parents are longtime drug users.
Deputies are working to extradite Walsh, 36, and Bury, 32, to Sarasota.
A search of the couple's North Port home revealed droplets of blood and evidence of splatter on the walls and ceiling, according to the arrest report, and cadaver dogs indicated the possible presence of human remains.
"It's very near and dear to our hearts, and obviously, we are not going to rest until we have the information we need," said Wendy Rose of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
Kristen Bury's last post on the page apparently belonging to her on Facebook was on Sept. 21. and said, "No matter what life brings, good or bad, know that I will always love you with all of my heart," and she tagged her husband in the post.
Deputies have put out an alert for the blue-eyed, blonde-haired baby, who would now be just 2 months old. Anyone with information is asked to call 941-861-4074.
"Please if you know anything -- anything -- that may help, share it," pleaded Sally Susino, Chance's grandmother. "We just want to get him home where he's loved."
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