CAMDENTON, Mo. -- A baby was in critical condition on Monday with a knife wound to her throat. Bradie Simpson, 39, the baby's mother, is accused of taking her daughter into the woods near her home and cutting her between midnight and 4 a.m. Saturday.
Police say they found the child in Simpson's arms early Sunday morning in a wooded area near the family home southeast of Camdenton. They say Simpson also had a cut on her neck.
A Camden County detective’s probable cause statement says Simpson called deputies to her home at 668 Dry Ridge Road about 10 p.m. Friday. When they got there, she told them she believed her neighbor had shot himself. Deputies found nothing wrong at the neighbor’s home and left.
At 12:26 a.m., Simpson’s adult son called the sheriff’s department and said his mother and sister were missing. Deputies found blood on a bed and a bloodied knife in the bedroom of the family’s home.