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Memphis Woman Charged with Murder of Two-Year-Old Child Captured in Texas by U.S. Marshals

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Memphis, TN – On June 17, 2024, Sharday Bakare was captured in Texas by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) on charges related to the murder of a child in Memphis, Tennessee.

On September 4, 2023, the Memphis Police Department (MPD) and emergency medical personnel responded to the 2600 block of Margot Street in Memphis. They found a two-year-old boy unresponsive and suffering from obvious signs of trauma. The child was taken to a local hospital but later died.

MPD Detectives developed the case, and on May 14, 2024, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Sharday Bakare for First Degree Murder, Aggravated Child Neglect, and Aggravated Child Abuse.

This case was adopted by the USMS Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) in Memphis. The TRVFTF determined that Bakare was in Texas and provided investigative leads to the USMS North Texas Fugitive Task Force in Dallas.

On June 17, U.S. Marshals found Bakare at a residence in Glenn Heights, Texas. She was taken into custody without incident and awaits extradition back to Tennessee.

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force within Western Tennessee. The TRVFTF has offices in Memphis and Jackson, and its membership is primarily composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby, Fayette, and Tipton County Sheriff’s Deputies, Memphis and Jackson Police Officers, the Tennessee Department of Correction Special Agents and the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Since 2021, the TRVFTF has captured over 2,600 violent offenders and sexual predators.

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