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Search continues for missing infant after mom found slain

Achilles Lambert

CBS affiliate KHOU via Houston police

HOUSTON -- The search continues for 11-month-old Achilles Lambert, a Texas infant who has been missing since his mother was found dead in a refrigerator Monday, reports CBS affiliate KHOU.

An Amber Alert was issued late Monday for the child, who authorities say could be in danger. The FBI has also reportedly joined the search.

The child's father, 38-year-old Patrick Lambert, is a suspect in his disappearance and is also a person of interest in the stabbing death of the child's mother, 27-year-old Anastacia Oalikhena Lambert.

Her body was found Monday afternoon inside a refrigerator in a southwest Houston apartment, according to KHOU.

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Patrick Lambert, left, is wanted in connection with the stabbing death of Anastacia Lambert, right.
KHOU

Workers at the apartment complex found the body after noticing a strong odor coming from the home. Police don't know how long the body was in the refrigerator. The apartment's power was turned off Nov. 20 because the utility bills weren't paid. However, police say the woman had not been facing eviction.

According to police, Anastacia Lambert, originally from West Africa, was last seen walking around the complex about two weeks ago. She reportedly didn't have a job or family in the area.

The woman reportedly called 911 two months ago and reported her husband was threatening her with a knife. Officers responded to the home, but no charges were filed, reports the station.

Wednesday, the search for the child and his father was continuing. Patrick Lambert has ties to Clearwater Fla., New York and Hawaii, according to KHOU.