Mother of Alabama Girl Who Was Found Dead Speaks out after Her Daughter's Death

Gracious Egedegbe
Mar 07, 2019
08:21 A.M.

A heartbroken mom has spoken out after a search party found the body of her 11-year-old daughter in the woods. The mother says her daughter was brutally murdered, though no official report has been made about the details of her death.


The family of 11-year-old Amberly Barnett has spoken about her death. The family said that her body was found in the woods in the home from which she was last seen and they believe she died tragically.

No one could feel worse about Amberly’s death than her mother, Jonie Barnett. Speaking to CrimeOnline, the grieving mother lamented the death and said that no one should have to bury their own daughter.

Visibly shaken and in tears, Jonie cried out and wished she could take her daughter’s place, saying:


“Come and do it to me, don’t do it to her. Don’t take my baby.”

Sheriff of DeKalb County, while confirming the news of Amberly’s demise said that she was last seen on Friday around 6 pm. She went missing at Mount Vernon Community in North East Alabama and her body was found at around 6:30 am the next day by a search party.

Amberly who was staying with her aunt went missing after her aunt went grocery shopping. Due to the ongoing investigation, police have not disclosed any further details of her death, as doing such would jeopardize the ongoing investigation. The issue of children missing and dying has become so rampant as another child who went missing in Marshall Town was reported dead.


It was reported that the Police have also arrested a 33-year-old man, Christopher Wayne Madison in connection with Amberly’s Mother. Madison was charged with capital murder and is being held in jail without bond. Sheriff Nick Welden also disclosed that the cause of Amberly’s death was strangulation.

The Sheriff, however, revealed that the Police will keep working to find answers and will definitely have something definitive in the coming days.


Everyone in the community has been left heartbroken by Amberly’s death, even Jonie’s ex-classmates, who started a Fundraiser in order to generate donations to cover the funeral expenses.

Respondents to the Fundraiser shared their grief with the family and reached out to them in their difficult period. Many members of the community said that such occurrence was alien to the peace-loving community and have asked authorities to ensure that justice is served.

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