The boy’s mother, Melinda Seagroves, was unaware the boy had been left with Sherrod, Dallas Police said.
Sherrod told police “she has not been able to contact the father since his departure from her residence in March 2021.”
Monica Sherrod called police at about 11 a.m. Saturday to report the boy was missing, about four hours after the boy’s body was found.
The Dallas Morning News reports home surveillance video recorded a suspect lifting the sleeping boy from a crib and carrying him away at about 5 a.m. Saturday. The child’s body was found about eight blocks away from where the boy was taken.
Sherrod identified the suspect on video as Darriynn Brown. Brown’s relationship to Sherrod was not disclosed. KTVT-TV reports Sherrod said she knew Brown, but he did not have permission to be inside her home.