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'Baby Girl Jackson' born in Las Vegas now missing, parents jailed

Nicholios Nealy was jailed in Kingman, Ariz., on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, on charges related to a missing child born earlier this year in Las Vegas. (Mohave County Sheriff's Office photo)

Law enforcement authorities in three states are seeking the public's help as they search for a missing infant born at University Medical Center earlier this year.

Parents, Nicholios Nealy, 37, and Octavia Jackson, 33, have been arrested and are being held in Kingman, Ariz., as police search for "baby girl Jackson."

They say they are married and are parents to girls that are 12 and 13 and an 8-year-old boy.

The parents have refused to cooperate with agencies working to find the girl, whose real name is unknown.

"We have some leads, but nothing all that strong," Mohave County attorney's office investigator Steve Auld told News 3. "Metro is working on some Las Vegas information."

Officials from the Arizona Department of Child Services officials began a child abuse investigation 14 months ago and have been joined by officials in Nevada and California.

In April 2016, Mohave County Superior Court Judge Richard Weiss ordered the three children be placed under the care of the state. He said during custody and placement hearings for the kids, it was learned that Jackson had given birth to another daughter at UMC on Feb. 10.

Auld said Jackson denied being a new mother and was jailed for contempt of court on May 24 when she refused to say where her baby was.

Nealy was jailed Wednesday on a custodial interference charge for failing to turn the infant over to the Department of Child Services.

Auld said the couple previously lived in the San Diego area before moving to Las Vegas.

More recently, they were living in Fort Mohave. He said authorities are investigating the couple’s ties to the Laughlin area and their involvement with a Black Hebrew Israelites Church in Las Vegas.

Auld urged anyone with knowledge of the infant's whereabouts to drop her off at any fire station.

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