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Maywood woman charged with murdering son

CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago woman who reported her 1-year-old son had been kidnapped is now facing murder charges.

Prosecutors believe the toddler, Bryeaon Hunter, has been killed, but a body has not been found.

His mother, Lakesha Baker, of Maywood, reported him missing Tuesday. At the time, she told police that three men attacked her and abducted the boy.

Authorities issued an Amber alert and have searched the Des Plaines River for a body.

Prosecutors say the mother's boyfriend, Michael Scott, has also been charged with murder.

The Cook County State's Attorney's Office says a bond hearing for the couple is scheduled for Saturday in Chicago.

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