A local investigator said authorities are 99% certain that an infant dropped off at a Las Vegas church is the same “Baby Girl Jackson” (BGJ) that has been the subject of a multi-state search while her parents are jailed in Kingman.

Mohave County attorney’s office investigator Steve Auld said it will probably be early July before testing and lab analysis scientifically confirms that the infant is the daughter of Nicholios Nealy, 37, and Octivia Jackson, 33. The Fort Mohave couple remain in custody for refusing to tell Department of Child Services officials where BGJ is.

DCS officials removed three old children from the couple’s home in April, 2016 and Auld said authorities learned that Jackson gave birth to BGJ at University Medical Center on February 10 of this year.

Auld said the investigation has determined that Nealy took BGJ to an apartment complex across from the Portals to Glory Church of God in Christ, near Balzar Avenue and Comstock Drive in Las Vegas, on June 5. He said security system video from the apartment complex shows Nealy drive into the parking lot and enter the building with an infant before leaving without an infant and driving away.

Auld said investigators do not wish to identify the woman who has told them she took the baby from Nealy at that apartment complex. He said the infant ended up with another couple who dropped the baby off at the Portals to Glory Church on June 14.

Auld said the couple indicated that infant was BGJ when they left it at the church. He said authorities don’t wish to identify that couple either due to ongoing investigation.

Auld said investigators have established that Jackson, Nealy, the woman who was given BGJ on June 5 and the couple that surrendered the infant on June 14 are all connected to another Las Vegas church. He said the church is part of the focus of the continuing investigation.

Auld said BGJ is safe and that Arizona DCS has legal custody.

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