The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office has announced an arrest in the case of Akia Eggleston, a 22 year old who was eight months pregnant when she went missing in 2017.
Michael Robertson, 41, the father of Eggleston’s unborn child, was arrested for her murder and taken into custody on Tuesday.
Eggleston was last seen on surveillance footage on May 3, 2017, at a bank near the Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore.
When she didn’t show up for her own baby shower four days later, her family and friends became concerned. They went to her apartment and found it cleared out, which initially led investigators to believe she left on her own.
Prosecutors say Robertson was the father of her unborn child, and that he lied to Eggleston about wanting to move into a new place together.
At the time of Eggleston’s disappearance, Robertson was seeing another woman whom he had recently had a child with. Robertson and his mistress reportedly got into an argument the day before Eggleston disappeared over a sonogram photo Eggleston shared with him.
Akia Eggleston’s Disappearance
On the afternoon of May 3, 2017, Akia Eggleston was last seen on surveillance footage withdrawing money from a bank in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore, Maryland. The bank was located three miles from her apartment in the 600 block of Cherrycrest Road.
Four days later, on May 7, 2017, her family and friends grew concerned when Eggleston failed to show up at her baby shower and gender reveal party, which she had put a $900 deposit down on.
When calls to Akia went unanswered and she missed her prenatal appointment, family members went to check on her at her apartment that she shared with a roommate. Eggleston was nowhere to be found, and her room was discovered empty with only her bed and a couple of dressers left.
On the same day, her family reported her missing to the Baltimore Police Department when she never returned home, nor answered her phone calls.