Bail denied for 2 held in missing-child case

Two women whom Baltimore police and prosecutors are calling “persons of interest” in the disappearance of a toddler were ordered held without bail Tuesday by a District Court judge.

Travia Williams, 20, and Queen Antoinette, 39, were arrested this month in Brooklyn, N.Y., on a warrant charging them with assault in an case unrelated to that of the missing child. A third person charged in the assault case, Marcus Cobbs, 21, is scheduled for a bail review today. He is also being called a “person of interest.”

Police and prosecutors say the three are connected to the religious group 1 Mind Ministries, which operated for a time in East Baltimore.

Family members of the missing boy have said they fear that human remains found in South Philadelphia are those of the child, whose mother was a member of the group and disappeared in 2006. The remains have not been identified.

“It doesn’t even make sense,” Queen Antoinette muttered at Tuesday’s hearing.

Source (if other than Religion News Blog):
Baltimore Sun, USA
May 21, 2008
Annie Linskey