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Mother Charged with First-Degree Murder of Fifteen-Month-Old Daughter

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 9, 2020

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police - Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged Kiearra Tolson, age 23, of November Circle in Silver Spring, with the first-degree murder of her approximately 15-month-old daughter, Blair Niles.

On Wednesday, July 8, an acquaintance of Tolson called the Emergency Communications Center (911) to report that she was currently with Tolson and Tolson told her that she had killed her child.

Officers responded to their location and Tolson was taken into custody.

During a police interview, Tolson told investigators that she had starved her daughter (Blair Niles) for approximately three and a half weeks in the apartment on November Circle where she and her child lived.  Tolson stated that after her child died, she placed the child's body in a pillowcase and trash bags and on June 17, discarded the child's body in a dumpster located on the grounds of the apartment complex.

During a search of Tolson’s apartment, investigators located evidence corroborating her account of these events.

Blair Niles' father was interviewed and stated that he last saw his daughter on April 17, 2020, and has not had any contact with Tolson since that time.

Tolson was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with first-degree murder.  She will have bond review today at 1:00 p.m. in Rockville.

The child's body has not been recovered.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

Kiearra TolsonKiearra Tolson (Original Image)

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Release ID: 20-235
Media Contact: Rebecca Innocenti 
Categories: homicide