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Missing 4-year-old Malachi Lawson found dead; mother and partner charged

Posted at 12:40 PM, Aug 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 07:12:44-04

BALTIMORE — In a Saturday press conference, Baltimore Police revealed that 4-year-old Malachi Lawson has been found dead.

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According to police, after some extensive interviews with his biological mother, Alicia Lawson, she confessed that her son was, in fact, dead and not missing.

She told detectives where his remains were located and, on Saturday, at around 4:45 a.m., they were found in the 5500 block of Haddon Avenue.

Lawson and her partner, Shatika Lawson, will both be charged with child neglect, resulting in the death of a minor and Malachi Lawson's body has been transported to a medical examiners office, where an autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.

This investigation is ongoing, so anyone who may have additional information in this case, is asked to call detectives at (410) 396-2100.