Police continue search for clues after baby Arieanna Day went missing from northwest Roanoke 3 years ago

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Saturday marked exactly three years since a baby disappeared from her home in northwest Roanoke, but police officers have yet to give up their search for clues about what happened to the little girl.

On Sept. 11, 2018, the Roanoke Police Department says then-three-month-old Arieanna Day went missing from her home in the 1100 block of Hanover Avenue NW.

In 2019, Andrew Terry — the man believed to be Arieanna’s father — was charged with illegal disposal of a body. He reportedly admitted to burying the infant in a shallow grave after she stopped breathing.

However, the case was declared a mistrial due to a hung jury.

WFXR News spoke exclusively to the child’s mother, Jessica Day, back in 2019. She told us then that she believed her daughter was still alive.

“Please bring her home safely where she belongs. I mean this is heartbreaking,” said Jessica. “This is a mother’s worst nightmare — to live everyday and know her baby is out there somewhere and not with her.”

On Saturday, Sept. 11, Roanoke Police Department announced that even after three years, they are still dedicated to finding out what happened to Arieanna and won’t stop investigating until justice is served.

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