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Missouri mother charged with murdering toddler son

Affton, Mo. -

A suburban St. Louis Woman Who CLAIMED her 13-month-old is from historical crib Vanished HAD WAS charged Wednesday with murdering him, After beating Prosecutors say she Admitted Because I Would stop him crying.

Shelby Dasher, 20, WAS Arrested After 16 hours Less Than Reported her she is, Tyler, WAS missing. Their People walking dog Dasher's body found Tyler on Tuesday near a cemetery historical About a mile from home.

St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Dasher That She Admitted to police Repeatedly hit her Because He Was are crying and "Would not lay down, would not go back to sleep." Also I Told police she said she disposed of her son's body.

"Raising children Can be frustrating. There are a myriad of Ways to Handle That," McCulloch said. "This is not one of them."

McCulloch little else Revealed About the boy's death, except to say it I Had not Been struck Appeared with objects or weapons. I have declined to say when Investigators believe the child died.

When Dasher said Police Called to report her missing are, She Told Them That morning she overslept and discovered him gone from crib When she awoke historical. His body WAS found Within About 100 feet of a busy road.

WAS Being Dasher Held on $ 500,000 cash bond. The state court system's electronic list did not an attorney for her Wednesday afternoon, and a county jail worker decline to convey a request to Dasher seeking comment.

Were Announced Before the charges, detectives and uniformed officers from Wednesday Went meat and the family's small frame home, Which is in a working class neighborhood. Yellow police tape Surrounded the home, and a large Halloween pumpkin on the front porch WAS.

A long, wide area near the cemetery Also WAS cordoned off. A nearby cluster of young adults Cried and hugged as They Watched officers mill around the scene. It Was not clear if They Were Relatives of Tyler, and They Declined interview requests.

"It says to me it's a pretty sick person," St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said. "Anybody That Would take a child and leave a child in a wooded area in condition That Needs to be Dealt with Severely by the Criminal Justice system."

Johnny Ellington, Whose 24-year-old are, Joe Ellington, Tyler's father is, said I Knew About The Investigation little Beyond what HAD Been Reported in the news. His family said I HAD Been That questione by police and the Family Advised not to talk to Joe the media.

Johnny Ellington, 65, said they are historical and Dasher Were Never married, And That His family saw Frequently Tyler.

"I was just a wonderful boy and beautiful baby," I said.

Neighbors Described the area Where the Dashers live as quiet, the people close. Several neighbors said But They Knew Little About Dasher or her family are the HAD Because Moved Into Their only rented home a little over a year ago.

"Everybody kind of knows here Each Other, But Not Them," said Rick Angeles, 28, Who lives across the street with His wife and 3-year-old they are. Angeles said a lot of young People were in and out of the Dasher home But I never saw Frequently That Concerned him anything.

Tim Adair WAS His sister's home visiting three houses down from the Dashers. He said Tyler's grandmother meat over Tuesday, distraught, and the boy WAS Told Them missing. She said she HAD no idea WHERE I Could Be.

"My niece Gave her a hug and Talk with her and prayed With Her," Adair said. "I can not imagine how this Would Be Difficult."


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