Sheriff's office seeks to ID babies in newborn theft plot investigation

TACOMA -- Authorities are seeking to identify babies as part of an investigation into a woman accused in an elaborate plot to steal a newborn.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department released three photos of unidentified infants on Thursday, saying they believe "the babies' mothers may be witnesses" in the Juliette Parker case.

"We definitely want to find out who this infant is, the mother, what hospital, and if you were to look at the full pictures you would see that our suspect is also in these pictures," said Detective Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department

Parker, 38, and her 16-year-old daughter were charged this week in the conspiracy.

Court documents say Parker and her daughter laced a cupcake and gave it to a woman in hopes of stealing her baby. Parker is accused of posing as a photographer and offering free sessions on social media to gain access to the woman's home as well as the homes of other new moms.

Parker was booked into Pierce County Jail on Feb. 18, but she made bail and was released Thursday afternoon.

Anyone with information on the identity of the babies in the photos released on Thursday is asked to contact the sheriff's office at