10 Shocking Cases Of Babysitters From Hell

6. Abigail Hanna

On the morning of November 20, 2015, Tim and Joanie Albers of Hamilton, Massachusetts, contacted police and reported that their two-year-old daughter, Lyndon, was missing. The couple had last seen their daughter when they checked on her in the middle of the night. When they awoke in the morning, she was gone.

A few hours later, Lyndon was found on the side of the road a few miles from her house. The little girl was naked and covered in dirt. Her head was shaved, and she had cigarette burns on her body. She was taken to the hospital and treated for her injuries.

Soon, police began to suspect 21-year-old Abigail Hanna. Hanna had babysat for the Albers once, but they had fired her immediately afterward. When police interviewed Hanna in her home, they found her behavior erratic, and she appeared to be nervous. She also had dirt under her fingernails and gave different stories as to how the dirt had gotten there.

Investigators also spoke with a tenant who lived with the Hanna family. She told them that Hanna often left the house in the middle of the night, had a history of stealing, and had suffered a miscarriage one month earlier. When police interviewed Abigail a second time, they found a bag of children’s clothing which contained a dirty pink jacket.

Hanna was charged with kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a child, and breaking and entering. During the hearing, a court psychiatrist testified that Hanna had a history of suicide attempts and memory lapses and that she was experiencing several psychotic symptoms.

Hanna was sent for a 21-day psychiatric assessment. She was due back in court for a dangerousness hearing in December 2015 and was awaiting trial.

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