We’ve been following the “Baby Kate” case with interest. It involves a missing child, the father accused of kidnapping, paternity testing to answer the question of paternity, and a mother frantically searching for her missing baby. Where is Baby Kate?
Paternity Test Confirms Biological Relationship
The latest development is the paternity test results have been released and confirm Sean Phillips is in fact the biological father of a missing infant, Baby Kate.
Katherine Shelbie-Elizabeth Phillips went missing on June 29, 2011, after the alleged father (Sean Phillips), tried to take Baby Kate and her mother to the Department of Human Services hoping to put the child up for adoption. Arial Courtland, Baby Kate’s mother, believed they were on their way to do paternity testing because Mr. Phillips did not believe the child was his, and had not told his parents about the baby.
When Mr. Phillips was arrested for kidnapping Baby Kate, they found the baby’s car seat and diaper bag in the trunk of his car and the clothing she was wearing that day in his pockets. Mr. Phillips has been charged with kidnapping and held on bond. He is not talking to police. However, Baby Kate is still missing and authorities are not sure if the child is still alive, or if she was involved with some sort of black-market adoption.