DEVELOPING: Arrest made in Akia Eggleston case, pregnant woman who vanished in Baltimore in 2017
Almost five years after 22-year-old Akia Eggleston vanished, her suspected killer is now in custody.
Akia was eight months pregnant when she disappeared in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 3, 2017.
U.S. Marshals arrested Michael Andre Robertson the alleged father of Akia's unborn son. He's facing two counts of first-degree murder for the death of Akia and her baby.
Robertson was arrested in Muskegon, Michigan yesterday. His bond is set at $200,000, according to the Muskegon County Sheriff's website.
Akia's family reported her missing when she didn't show up to her baby shower on May 7.
At a news conference today, Baltimore City State's Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, said investigators focused on Robertson from the start. He was questioned by police several times before moving with the mother of two of his children to Michigan in October 2017.
Even though Akia and her son have not been found, investigators said they relied on interviews, financial records, phone records, and social media messages to build a solid timeline of the case.
Robertson is awaiting proceedings to determine whether he'll be extradited to Maryland to face charges. It's not clear if any other arrests are pending in connection with this case.
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Claudia Rivero Investigative Reporter/Producer