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8-month-old girl missing; parents and grandparents arrested during investigation – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

REYNOLDS STATION, KY – Five people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of an 8-month-old baby in Kentucky, according to our CBS affiliates WLKY TV and WFIE TV.

On June 6, Kentucky State Police launched an investigation into the missing child, Miya Tucker Rudd, of Reynolds Station.

Police believe Miya was last seen in the care of her parents, Cage C. Rudd, 30, and Tesla Tucker, 29, both of Reynolds Station.

According to the Kentucky State Police, police were unable to locate Miya during the search and social security check

Police arrested Cage and Tesla on June 6. They are in custody at the Daviess County Detention Center in Owensboro.

According to Kentucky State Police, Miya’s mother, Telsa, and Miya’s father, Cage, were initially charged with drug possession and abandonment of a minor.

On June 7, additional charges were filed against her, including multiple counts of drug trafficking and possession, as well as child abuse.

Both broadcasters reported that police have now arrested 56-year-old Ricky Smith, 49-year-old Billie Rudd Smith and 37-year-old Timothy Roach.

Ricky, Miya’s grandfather, is charged with child abuse, drug trafficking and weapons possession, among other things. He is in custody at the Daviess County Detention Center.

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Billie, Miya’s grandmother, was arrested on a domestic violence warrant.

On June 9, police arrested Timothy Roach, 37, of Owensboro, after he allegedly threw unprescribed Suboxone under a car at the Smiths’ residence, both stations reported.

Roach is charged with drug-related offenses. Information about Roach’s connection to the family was not immediately available.

Billie and Roach are in custody at the Ohio County Detention Center.

The police are still looking for Miya. She has brown hair and green eyes.

On June 11, state police deployed cadaver dogs to search for Miya, WFIE TV reported.

If you have any information about the missing child, contact Kentucky State Police at (270) 826-3312.