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Mom Of ‘Baby James’ Claimed She Placed Him For Adoption, But The Toddler Is Reportedly Dead

Mariesol says that after her niece, D’Lanny Chairez, refused to say where her son, James, was for months, D’Lanny then claimed that she had placed the 18-month-old for adoption. During a conversation, which Mariesol says she secretly recorded, D’Lanny says, “It’s a clean slate for him, and he doesn’t have to worry about who his dad is or who I am.” The child’s father, Matthew James Dempsy, and maternal grandmother, Patricia Flores, are each serving prison sentences for convictions on unrelated murder charges. Mariesol says she didn’t believe that D’Lanny, who disappeared shortly after that conversation, had placed her child with another couple, as she claimed. After reporting the pair missing to authorities, she says she went in search of D’Lanny and “Baby James,” only to find something alarming inside their San Antonio home. Hear more from the recorded conversation between D’Lanny and Mariesol in the video above. This Dr. Phil daytime exclusive, “’What Happened To Baby James?’” airs Friday. Check your local listing to find out where to watch. Update: On April 28, 2021, authorities in San Antonio, Texas, reportedly recovered human remains inside the trailer park where James Avi Chairez lived with his mother, D’Lanny Chairez. According to news reports, the family has confirmed the remains are those of “Baby James.” D’Lanny Chairez, 20, was arrested in March on suspicion of abandoning or endangering a child and indicted earlier in April by a grand jury on charges of tampering with evidence. It is currently unknown whether further charges against her are pending. WATCH: Great-Aunt Of ‘Baby James’ Chairez Claims The Child’s Mother Said She’d Placed Him For Adoption TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a story in the news?

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