Authorities, attorney seeking mother of girl accused of killing baby
JAY (WGME) -- Authorities are looking for the mother of a girl accused of killing a baby, so they can serve her with a civil lawsuit.
In 2012, Amanda Huard left three-month-old Brooklyn Foss Greenaway with her own daughter, who was 10-years-old at the time.
Prosecutors said the girl killed the baby inside her Fairfield home. She was charged with manslaughter, but in May, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges.
In June, Brooklyn's mother, Nicole Greenaway, filed a 13-count lawsuit seeking damages from both Huard and her daughter.
More than two months later, Huard still hasn't been served with the papers because deputies can't find her.
According to court documents, 330 Center Road in Fairfield is Huard's listed address under town records and the home-town on her Facebook page. It's also where where authorities first came looking, but all they found was an empty house with boarded up windows.
In court papers, Lt. James Tozier with the Somerset County Sheriff's Office writes that the home has no power and has been vacant for two years.
On three different days in July, Franklin County deputies tried another listed address, 35 Main Street in Jay, but Huard wasn't there either.
According to court documents, a postal search shows she moved without leaving a forwarding address.
Tim Witham, who lives two doors down from the Jay address, said he recognized Huard from a picture. He said she lived in the second floor apartment with a man.
"They didnt really talk to anyone," Witham said.
He hasn't seen her in three months.
"I'm thinking she left there in the middle of the night, maybe mid-morning, right after break of dawn," he said.
Now, with a judge's signature, Greenaway's attorney will serve Huard with a notice in the newspaper.
Greenaway's attorney said the first notice will be printed in the Sun Journal in a few days. It will then run once a week for two more weeks. After the last one, Huard has 21 days to answer the lawsuit.
Huard's daughter was also named in the lawsuit. She's believed to be in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services. She has been served and an attorney has filed an answer denying the allegations.