February 22, 2020
The Matthews Police Department began conducting an investigation into a report of a missing mother and her infant son on February 21, 2020. During the course of this investigation, the mother was later located and arrested by CMPD officers for a separate incident, but her son was not with her at that time. This new development in the investigation warranted the issuance of an Amber Alert in the continued attempt to locate the child. The Matthews Police Department, in partnership with the CMPD and the Union County Sheriff’s Office Bloodhound Unit, utilized every resource possible to locate the missing child.
At approximately 4:03 a.m., on Saturday, February 22, 2020, a deceased infant was located by officers in the Sharon Memorial Park located at 5716 Monroe Rd. Charlotte, NC 28212.
This infant was confirmed by the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiners Office to be the missing infant, Chi-Liam Cody Brown-Erickson.
The CMPD Homicide Unit is now conducting an investigation and will be the source of any further information regarding this incident.