New details in the search for Bobbie Maples

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MUSKEGON, Mich.- The family of Bobbie Maples is terrified and frustrated after the 32-year-old disappeared just days after giving birth more than a month and a half ago.

Bobbie was initially believed to have gone missing Monday, Dec. 15, but Bobbie’s mother Muriel Maples says there is a new witness who stated she saw Bobbie leaving the hospital after visiting her daughter on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Her mother says police told her a woman saw Bobbie getting into a brown minivan in front of Hackley Hospital in Muskegon, with a man who had a long white beard around 3 p.m. that afternoon.

Updated photo of Bobbie Maples

Updated photo of Bobbie Maples

Muriel says though Roosevelt Park Police say there is no evidence that points to foul play or criminal act, Bobbie disappeared without any personal belongings. She says abandoning her newborn baby girl in the hospital is something she knows her daughter wasn't capable.

“I think somebody did something to her, there’s no way first of all she’d leave Airyonna” Muriel said when we spoke to her last month. “If she was going to leave Airyonna, she would have called somebody like me to come get her, there’s no way she would just walk out and leave her.”

Bobbie’s sister now has temporary custody of her 8 week old daughter.

“I call her phone every day, ya know I send her pictures of the baby on her phone even though the phones not working,” Muriel said. “I think somebody might have killed her myself.”

If you have any information on the disappearance of Bobbie Maples or know where she is can call Roosevelt Park Police at 231-755-3721 or silent observer at 231-72-CRIME.

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12 comments

  • Janessa Starbourne

    It is very naive to think she is incapable of abandoning her newborn baby. It is possible that she was waiting for after the delivery to get back into her old ways. Here is to praying that she comes to her senses quickly and comes back home.

  • Samantha Baxter

    The comments I have read are horrible, even if she is known to have a drug problem Bobbi is someone I have known since grade school, it breaks my heart!!!!! I have been thinking about her for days and freaked when I seen this! Honestly I don’t know if she would just leave her baby but it doesn’t make sense!!!! I too believe she would of just called her mother or sister!!!! Maybe she had planned to return and something has gone wrong? Please if anyone knows even if it was not intentional but perhaps she used and something went wrong, just leave an anonymous tip. Regardless of Bobbi’s drug addiction she is very loved!!!!

    • sheila

      I’m glad you stood up for her ,, just because she had a drug problem don’t make it ok to hurt her or that she left to get high … some ppl .really make me sick …. she’s still a person who’s LOVED & missed

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