COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — A couple who allegedly abandoned their dead 7-month-old and fled Lowndes County with their two-year-old remains in jail without bond. Lowndes County investigators say Allison Studdard and Don Harris have said little about the April 23rd death of 7-month-old Alyssa Harris at the home of Allison’s father, Roger Studdard in northeastern Lowndes County. Preliminary autopsy results show no trauma but it may be another five weeks before complete toxicology reports are available.
The couple fled with 2-year-old Maliah Harris, sparking an Amber Alert across the Southeast. They were caught in a routine traffic stop in Sylvester, Georgia.