By David Spunt
MT. LAUREL, NJ (CBS) — As detectives continue to search for Erica Crippen’s body, her former boyfriend and the father of her daughter spoke exclusively to Eyewitness News about the case.
Hamin Baker says he met Crippen when the two were in high school. He says they dated for almost a decade. The two have a seven-year-old named Amirra. She lived with Erica and Kyle Crosby, but is now living with Baker.
Baker tells Eyewitness News he took Amirra the moment he found out Erica was missing. Her husband, Kyle Crosby, is charged with her murder. Police have not found her body.
“It’s just really hard to comprehend it and break it down that she’s really gone,” Baker told Eyewitness News.
Baker says his daughter Amirra constantly asks questions about her mother.
“She’s not stupid. She has an idea what’s going on, but we didn’t give her the overall view of things because I don’t know how she’s going to take it,” he said.
Late Wednesday night, detectives searched Kyle Crosby’s parents’ home near Sicklerville. Detectives left with evidence bags just after midnight.
Hamin Baker says his focus is on finding Erica, and taking care of their daughter.
“I have to work even harder. I have to try to give her everything,” he said.
Crippen’s family members showed Eyewitness News a Facebook post from her account in December. In the post, Erica wrote that she was pregnant. Crippen’s family members passed the information to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. A source with the office would not comment on the claim.
Kyle Crosby remains in jail on a $1.2 million bail.
If you have any information that could help detectives find Erica, call 911.
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