Mother of dead Prince William girl is charged

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Date: 2009-01-16

URIAH A. KISER MEDIA GENERAL NEWS SERVICE

WOODBRIDGE -- Authorities have charged a Prince William County woman in connection with the discovery of her 13-year-old daughter's body.

Alfreedia Gregg-Glover, 44, is charged with felony child neglect and filing a false police report in the disappearance and death of Alexis Glover.

More than 300 law-enforcement officers and volunteer searchers helped look for the teenager after she was reported missing Jan. 7.

A man out for a walk found the girl's body last Friday. Police have not said how the girl died. Autopsy results are pending.

Gregg-Glover invited reporters into her home Monday and made a public plea for anyone with information about her daughter's killer to come forward. Detectives watched the tapes of that interview and it became a factor in her arrest, said Prince William Police Chief Charlie T. Deane.

Authorities said they believe Gregg-Glover fabricated a story about Alexis running away from her at a library in Manassas on Jan. 7. A massive search ensued, costing the county "tens of thousands of dollars," Deane said.

Police were concerned because Alexis had severe autism and sickle cell anemia. Alexis also had a history of running away. She wore an electronic bracelet distributed by the Prince William County Sheriff's Office so she could easily be found.

That bracelet was found hours after she was reported missing near the library.

Gregg-Glover was arrested Tuesday just after 10 p.m., after detectives searched her home and cars. Police would not say what they were looking for or what they seized.

Court documents detailing that information were sealed from the public.

Gregg-Glover adopted Alexis, who had been a foster child, five years ago.

If convicted of the charges against her, she could face up to 10 years in prison. A court date is set for Feb. 23 on the filing a false police report charge and March 4 on the felony child neglect charge.

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