A look back one year after Roanoke baby’s disappearance


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR News) – Wednesday marks a year since a Roanoke baby went missing from her mother’s home and police are still asking for help in the case.

The body of three-month-old Arieanna Day has never been found but police have previously said the young girl is most likely dead.

In a Facebook post, Roanoke police stated they remain dedicated to bringing Arieanna home.

Day’s father Andrew Terry is charged with illegal disposal of a body in connection with his missing daughter.

“Please help find my grand-baby,” said the child’s grandmother Sophia Bryant back when she first went missing.

“I just want justice. I just want the body found.”

Day went missing on September 11, 2018. A day later her father Andrew Terry was charged with concealing a body in connection to the case.

The investigation into Arieanna’s disappearance led to a massive search from Roanoke to the New River Valley. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office held a checkpoint on September 18 to ask for information.

In mid-October Terry was released on a $50,000 bond.

“We’re soon into the Christmas season and some little one will not be at the table,” said Police Chief Tim Jones back in November.

On November 16, Roanoke City Police and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office held a joint press conference where they gave an update to the case. They named Terry as a suspect and said Arieanna’s mother, Jessica Day was a strong person of interest.

Terry was scheduled for a bench trial on May 29, but requested a jury trail instead. That trial is scheduled for September 25.

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