Baytown mother Nikki Reardon wished after her child was discovered lifeless in duffle bag stuffed with ice now in custody
BAYTOWN, Texas (KTRK) – A Baytown woman wanted after her daughter was found dead in a duffel bag full of ice last year is currently in custody, according to police.
32-year-old Nikki Reardon has been on the run since the September 2020 incident. Her 2 month old baby was found dead in a room at the Scottish Inn Suites in Baytown.
According to the caller who first reported the incident, the 2-month-old had been dead for at least 48 hours.
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At the time, police said officers had repeatedly asked her about a child, but Reardon reportedly continued to ignore the question. After the officers got a search warrant, they went back inside and found a little girl in a pink travel bag surrounded by ice.
According to court records, Reardon told officials she was selling methamphetamine and cocaine to make a living, and on the day the baby died, she claimed she packed a few things at the hotel at 8 a.m. and was at 4 p.m.: 3pm woke up to find the baby face down on the bed.
Reardon failed to appear in court last month for a serious robbery and has not been seen since. In addition to several other charges, she faces other charges in addition to violating her parole, including manipulating evidence, most notably a corpse, and endangering children.
Authorities have not disclosed the official cause of the baby’s death. Reardon is expected to appear in court for the first time on Monday afternoon.
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