'Snatched' Toddler's Body Found; Mom Grilled

Mom claimed she was knocked unconscious by kidnappers

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 20, 2009 3:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – Police are probing inconsistencies in a California mother's story of her daughter's abduction after the toddler's body was found in a ditch off a freeway, reports the Los Angeles Times. Stacy Barker, 20, said she was knocked unconscious in a Los Angeles area park by attackers who snatched 18-month-old Emma Leigh. She later indicated the girl's death was an accident.

Emma Leigh Barker's body was found in a ditch off a California freeway.
Emma Leigh Barker's body was found in a ditch off a California freeway.
Emma Leigh Barker.
Emma Leigh Barker.
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