Who is Nikki Reardon? Drug dealing Texas woman nabbed after she left dead 2-month-old daughter in duffel bag
The day the baby died, she claims she was packing some stuff in the hotel at 8 am and woke up at 4:15 pm to find the baby face down on the bed
BAYTOWN, TEXAS: Nikki Reardon, a Texas mother was arrested on Monday, April 5, months after officials had found the body of her two-month-old daughter in a pink duffel bag in a hotel room in Baytown. Reardon had been reportedly "under investigation" since September 2020 when her daughter's dead body was found. She had been on the run since then.
The person that had called 911 had allegedly said that the child had been dead for "at least" two days. After police responded to the call, they found the mother reportedly in a sports bra and shorts with children's clothing and toys strewn all over in the room. She had apparently "ignored" questions about her daughter.
Who is Nikki Reardon?
PEOPLE reported that this isn't the Texas woman's first crime. She was supposed to be in court in March on an "unrelated aggravated robbery charge" but did not show up. There was a warrant issued for her arrest and the 32-year-old mother was charged with "other crimes related to the death of her daughter." The publication reported that she was then arrested earlier in the week.
Methamphetamine and marijuana were also found in the hotel room at Scottish Inn Suites where Reardon was staying. She told police that she was selling cocaine and methamphetamine to make a living.The police had obtained a search warrant and had found a pink duffel bag surrounded by ice, the mother revealed in an interview that she had woken from a nap to her dead daughter. She said, "It was too late. She wasn't breathing. What were they going to do?" when officials asked her why she didn't call emergency services. San Angelo Live reported that on the day her daughter died, Reardon said that she was "packing stuff" at the hotel at 8 am. She had woken up at 4:15 am and her daughter was "face down" on the bed.
Reardon was arrested and was put in Harris County Jail. Her charges reportedly include, "tampering with a human corpse, child endangerment and aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon." There is a bond of $35,000 ($20,000 for tampering with evidence, primarily a corpse, and $15,000 for endangering a child) set for the mother but she is still currently in jail. As of now Reardon has not been "directly" charged with the death of her daughter. The cause of death of the infant has not been released as of yet. Reardon is expected to appear in court on Tuesday, April 13, morning.