It’s been a week since Robert Baumann last saw his 2-year-old daughter Lilly and now the FBI has stepped in to try to help find the missing girl.
“I would have been picking her up today – 6 p.m.,” Baumann said Tuesday. “Every day that keeps on going that fear gets bigger. I just don’t know if I’ll ever see her again.”
Sunrise Police believe the curly-haired little girl is with her mother, Megan Everett. There’s a warrant for the 22-year-old woman’s arrest and Baumann isn’t the only one who’s worried about what could happen to the little girl.
“The things she’s done in the past year – the parenting decisions she’s made have been unsafe,” said Everett’s sister Stephanie, who is supporting Baumann. “Robert is an excellent father and a good person.”
Baumann said he and Everett constantly argued because Everett refused to vaccinate Lilly. Robert also shared other concerns with a judge including a picture of Lilly appearing to be surrounded by boxes of ammunition.
The only trace Everett allegedly left behind was a handwritten note to her boyfriend Carlos, who she lived with in Sunrise.
“She said that if I let them take her and vaccinate her and I brainwash her, I wouldn’t be doing the right thing,” Robert said Everett wrote in the letter. Everett also said in the note that she was staying with family.
“I really believe that note was left to deliberately lead the investigation away from Carlos because nobody in her family has spoken with her (Megan Everett) in over a year,” Baumann said.
NBC 6 spoke to Carlos who insisted that he does not know where the mother and child are living right now.
“Megan loves her to death,” Carlos said, while declining to give his last name. “They’re fine wherever they’re at. I think the story is one-sided. I saw what he did to her for a long time. I miss her.”
Stephanie Everett and Robert are pouring their efforts into getting the word out about Lilly’s disappearance including creating the Facebook group “Bring Lilly Home.” The group’s hoping to raise money to hire a private investigator so Lilly returns home to where they believe she belongs.
“We want to do everything possible to bring Lilly home,” Everett said.