LAKE OZARK, Mo. — MOM WANTED: A 6-month-old baby was burned so badly she was flown to University hospital and placed on ventilator, amphetamines were also found in her system. A “NO BOND” warrant has been issued for the mother, Elizabeth Austin Gail, after she did not appear for a court date on April 17, 2019.
The Lebanon Underground Breaking News reports that the mother wasarrested and charged in February 2019 with Felony charges of 2 Counts of 1st Degree Child and Endangerment and 1 count Possession of Controlled Substance. She later posted a bond of $100,000.00. On March 20th, 2019 she appeared for a case review and the court ordered a drug test. At that time, (per online court records), Elizabeth said she was unable to provide a drug test and said she would test positive for drugs. The case review was continued for April 17, 2019 and on that date she failed to appear for court.
The charges stem from an incident which occurred at Elizabeth’s home in February involving her children.
According to court documents, Elizabeth told officers she had left her 6-month-old baby in the bathtub while she tried to get her 4-year-old under control. Police say Elizabeth told them that the child was walking around with a knife.
Investigators say Elizabeth claimed her 2-year-old daughter, who was in the bathroom with the baby, pushed the baby’s tub under the running water and turned the hot water on.
Austin told police she heard a scream from the bathroom and when she went in and found the baby under the water. She told police when she got the baby out, she noticed the baby’s skin was blistering and peeling.
The baby was flown to the University of Kansas Health System.The hospital says the baby had burns on 33% of her body and is now on a ventilator.
During a search of the home, police say they found methamphetamine and a digital scale. The baby also reportedly tested positive for amphetamines.
If you have any information as to her whereabouts, please contact your local authorities or the Miller County Sheriff’s Office at 573-369-2341.