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Who is Teresa Ann Bailey Black?(Mother is charged with 1999 murder of her six-year-old ‘fun, witty, adventurous and intelligent’ son) Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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The boy’s mother, Teresa Ann Bailey Black, 45, was charged with two counts of felony murder, two counts of child cruelty, aggravated assault and concealing the death of another.

Police received a break in the 23-year-old case after a woman, who knew Black and her son, contacted the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), after she saw a depiction of the child who was published by NCMEC.

A Georgia mother has been charged 23 years after the grisly murder of her 6-year-old son, whose sick child was found in the woods near a church graveyard.

The boy, whose identity was not known for decades, was revealed Wednesday by the Dekalb County District Attorney’s office as William DaShawn Hamilton, according to a statement released.

Investigation

Investigators used Black’s DNA and linked him to the missing child who had been left for dead in the woods and linked her to the heinous crime.

On June 29, Black was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona, and is currently awaiting his extradition to Georgia.

DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston said, “For far too long, this precious child had no name and no story,” she said, in part.

“William has been identified and justice will be served in his memory,” she said.

The boy’s mother, Teresa Ann Bailey Black, 45, was charged with two counts of felony murder, two counts of child cruelty, aggravated assault and concealing the death of another.

In the late 1990s, Black, who had gone by Bailey, had been living with her son and a family member in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In December 1998, the boy’s mother reportedly removed her son from school and moved him to the Atlanta area.

That was the last time the first grader would be seen alive.

Nearly a year after the boy’s murder, Black returned to Charlotte, North Carolina.

When people began asking Black where her son was, she reportedly gave each person multiple accounts of her whereabouts.

On February 26, 1999, the badly decomposed body of a child was found in a wooded area at the corner of Clifton Springs Road and Clifton Spring Church Road. The child had apparently been dead for three to six months before being found.

Investigators at the time did not have an ID for the boy. The only information they had was that the boy was African American, age 5, and was wearing a blue and white plaid shirt, denim jeans, and brown Timberland boots.

At the time, authorities did not have a cause or manner in which the little boy died.

The case attracted media attention but baffled investigators as the child did not have a name. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children also got involved.

In 2019, a forensic artist produced a new facial reconstruction rendering and featured the story on his website and social media channels. This generated renewed interest in the cold case.

In May 2020, a woman named Ava recognized William’s drawing and reached out to NCMEC.

She told them that she knew Black and his young son when they lived in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the late 1990s.

She said that she often babysat the boy and described him as an energetic young man, who was “funny, witty, adventurous and smart”, who also loved to dance.

The DeKalb County Police Department and District Attorney’s Office picked up the case again and followed suit.

During the investigation, detectives learned that Black (under the name Bailey) briefly worked at an establishment known as ‘Compliants’ and may have been receiving assistance from the Atlanta Women and Children’s Day Shelter for a short time.

Earlier this year, Black’s DNA was collected and linked her to the boy found in the woods in February 1999.

Yvette F. Jones, communications director for the DeKalb County District Attorney, told DailyMail.com on Thursday that they were unable to provide specific details about how authorities recovered Black’s DNA.

“That aspect of the case, as it is an open and pending case,” Jones said, in part.

Jones said that Black has not yet been extradited to Georgia and that they do not have a timeline at this time for his extradition.

She said that once she returns to Georgia, she will be processed and the case will be scheduled for trial. That date has yet to be determined.

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