Kamaire Wash

A Georgia man and his live-in girlfriend are charged with concealing the death of his 7-year-old daughter, Kamaire Wash.

Michael Wash told police he and his girlfriend, Lasherae Davis, put Kamaire to bed Wednesday night. He said when they awoke on Thursday morning, they discovered the front door to their apartment was open and Kamaire was missing.

"They said they searched for about an hour or so. When they didn't find her, that's when they contacted law enforcement," Capt. Cliff Chandler told Channel 2 News.

Bartow County deputies and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation met with East Point police after a little girl's body was pulled out of Lake Allatoona in Bartow County on Wednesday.

Michael Wash reported his daughter missing the next morning.

Kamaire’s biological mother, Kashira Pettigrew, who lives in Illinois, was co-parenting Kamaire with Michael Wash.

“I found out when her father called me and told me our daughter is missing. The way he said it is, ‘Our daughter’s missing'" Pettigrew told Channel 2’s Liz Artz by phone Friday.

“I want to know what happened to my baby. Why is no one telling me anything and what’s going on?” she said.

As of Friday, Pettigrew had not been told the identity of the girl in the lake.

“Just to know that could be my little girl in that lake,” Pettigrew said. “Justice needs to be served by any means necessary.”

She said Michael's 3 biological children with Davis were in the home at the time of Kamaire's disappearance.

“Nothing happened to those babies, but for some reason my baby, my baby, she’s missing. It just doesn’t add up to me. All I want is justice,” she said.

After investigators interviewed Michael Wash and Davis for several hours, they were taken into custody on Friday.

Michael Wash was charged with aggravated assault, multiple counts of cruelty to children, giving false statements and concealing the death of another, according to the AJC.com.

Davis was charged with being party to a crime of aggravated assault, being party to cruelty to children, giving false statements and concealing the death of another.

More charges are expected against both Wash and Davis.

The couple waived their first appearance on July 2. They are being held with out bond. Their next court appearance will be July 15.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Waiting to see how this unfolds...

  • Penn

    Me too!!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    "by any means necessary".... that momma is not playing. I would already be handcuffed and under the jail. Their families would be planning funerals. I would lose all of my mind if my child was no longer on this earth at the hands of another human being. I'm just not that saved.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    RIP baby.

    Come through again with good reporting @Nicole Carr. Too bad it has to be on this

  • TheMove

    I agree... especially at the hands of her father and step mother. Id lose it on EVERYBODY!!!

  • RaginB

    Other kids were in the house...I wonder what happen!

  • eljjai

    kill them with fire.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    This is soo sad....R.I.P. Babygirl

  • SpideySense

    Yes. We need more information.

  • Noirluv45

    There seems to be an upswing in child and animal cruelty. This poor baby...I just can't today. I, like her mother, hope justice is served by any means necessary. Anyone who harms an innocent child needs to receive the severest form of punishment.

  • Lisa daniels

    I would have been on the midnight train to stomp some asses.?????????????????.

  • Lisa daniels

    It would have been a good day to catch a case.

  • Luv Pitties

    Their eyes look cold and dead

  • Lisa daniels

    They look like they do drugs. Bath salts or something.??both of them.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Sad. How did they find out death was concealed? So many unanswered questions. Hope mama get some answers.

  • Soon2BWife

    What happened to condoms, or abstinence, or marriage, or vetting a person's life and family before creating a baby with them? I know of two very distant people (not friends of mine) who got preggo and didn't know each other's last name. I do FB and IG checks, play black monopoly with them to see who we might know in common , google plus, image and mug shoot search, give at least two friends their name, number, physical description before I will even meet them at Starbucks......kids being born into loveless non- committed circumstances can never be good. Sounds like she was co parenting and sending her child to some vacant souls she didn't really know. Start taking BC and wearing condoms "by any mesns necessary".

  • Lisa daniels

    How much more info do you need, his other kids with his live in thot are alive and well and his child the Illinois woman is dead and he lied and said that he came home and the door was open and she was gone, so none of the other children or his ho heard or saw the child leave?? This is another Kami Moss. End of story.

  • Molly Church

    Wow, people having sex & making babies with N & Everybody?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They said "concealed" because the father lied about her death. He reported her missing.

  • SpideySense

    I often find that the information released at the begining of a case isn't complete and/or details change. It sounds like he father and step-mother are guilty but we certainly need more information.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    So he knew she drowned?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I suspect he beat his daughter to death, and the stepmother helped him conceal the crime.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I don't think she drowned. I think he might have beat her to death and dumped her body in the lake. His girlfriend probably helped him to conceal the crime by lying to police.

  • AriesSun

    Do you mean Emani Moss? Infact I thought of her when I heard this story....

    What is it with these weak fathers,letting their wife/girlfriend talk them into killing,their child with another woman.

    Sad case....Live in heaven,little angel.

  • SummerBaby

    I wonder if I know the bio mom ?Her name sounds familiar. RIP babygirl! ??

  • i troll it like i see it

    It's always the parents! I bet the police get so tired of having to file these reports and go along with what the parents initially say knowing damn well they are the culprits. They basically have to pretend like they don't suspect the parents right off the back to get those bastards to incriminate themselves or reveal details.

    Rest in peace to this precious child!

  • Gamer?? Chick

    RIP baby girl nig should have know better crazy eyes and crusty lips ugh I hate folks sometimes

  • S T

    That's right, assuming one is human. However, subanimals have no concept of marriage, integrity, condoms, self restraint... I agree with u, research at a minimum, but that's cause you've got sense and civility.

  • I aint the one

    What does this have to do with the story at hand????? Do you have more information on the dead child's parents' background that's not reported here or from other news sources? The woman is grieving for her child. A child is dead...period. Surely human decency and (common sense, really) would have you leave a more empathetic comment than "well the baby shouldn't have been born in the first place, cause they asses should've been using condoms." I can't today...and...I won't.

    Bye ya'll....Happy 4th.

    RIP, babygirl.

  • Music

    Lock them up and throw away the key. You can tell they've clocked out mentally by looking into their eyes.

  • Lisa daniels

    Yeah, I meant Emani. Ninjas are bitchmade. Don't want you to move on and don't want to take care of their kids and the hoes that they lay up with stay jealous and plotting to be Queen bee and be the only one he has kids with. Both need to burnt alive in a slow cooker.?

  • Aaron Lo

    This is sad

  • Sexy CJ

    R.I.P.........Baby Girl...........

  • Kim

    My theory is she did something simple like accidentally broke something or accidentally wet the bed and was beaten and accidentally killed.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    he's gay and she's retarded. I knew the parents did this when the story first broke.

  • Soon2BWife

    Don't; but you really did so I will and I can. I wonder was the father empathetic when he murdered his child, dumped her body, then lied to the police and the mother? I wonder was the mom empathetic by sending her girl child into a hopeless situation. Nope don't know them but I do know that people don't kill their own children without giving some indication that something is off about them. Your asking me to be more decent and caring than her father and mother. Condoms and prevention have everything to do with it. How else do we stop this cycle? Hear this story over and over again. It goes without saying that it is very sad this child is dead by her own father's hand but I care enough about black people to address the root of the problem and not blow fake sympathetic smoke and anger at the wrong person.

  • Luvbug

    What the heck happened who did what I don't understand this write-up I thought it was the step mom but now it was the dad???im going to research myself for better clarity

  • Luvbug

    Especially at the father's hand...I'm not that saved either!!!

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    you mean the how, why, and when. Even without the police saying anything we already know WHO.

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    AND I bet the beating had something to do with the three natural kids in the home.

  • Sleepy One

    OMG! My prayers goes out to the mother of this bby, I just couldn't imagine. RIP Bby Girl

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Me too

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Y would a random person take the child so far? For those of u who ain't n Atlanta, lake altonna like hour and half away from east pointe

  • SpideySense

    Yes. Motive, etc. Was there previous abuse? How, why, when . . .

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    This is what happens when stupid people make babies.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    This will sound strange, but I would rather the father be an absent father, never come around, never pay child support, than to kill or abuse my child because he or his new family doesn't want my kid around. Sometimes it's best to just let people go. Sometimes when god move people out of your life, you may not understand, but just be grateful. This is one time this jerk would have been better as an absentee dad.

  • Fendi

    Disgusting. RIP Kamaire. I pray you have the peace in Heaven that you were denied on earth. ??

  • Fendi

    "However, I care enough about black people to address the root of the problem and not blow fake sympathetic smoke and anger at the wrong person."

  • Strappyheels


  • Strappyheels

    I think SHE did it and he HELPED HER conceal it!!

    Either way, that poor baby never stood a chance!!

  • Strappyheels

    It certainly does seem as though that is what was happening!!

  • Lolalao

    Did she kill the little girl? Was he trying to cover for her? This is so sad.

  • http://disqus.com/ yoliewinecorporation

    Negroe and this nappy head woman got their own lies twisted these fools knew what they did to this baby.RIP baby girl

  • Gina

    So true

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Just want to say I like your name.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Just want to say I like your name.

  • semaj24philly

    Well what the hell happened here?

  • 2tusweetz

    I'm sorry but my baby not going to another state to stay with her dad and his new boo unless, me and the new boo are on the same page! If you don't like me you don't like my child! I lost my best friend when I was 8 because her step mother was jealous of her. It's just sick!

  • Ceezus

    Not strange at all. He should've called the mom and sent her back. I'm sure she would've gladly have her baby come back.



  • Allihave2say

    You have no chill. LOL. I got matches. LoL.

  • Allihave2say

    Oh Lawd!

  • Allihave2say

    Their faces look crispy. Wonder what happened. Did some meth explode in their faces?

  • Allihave2say

    It sounded as if the father reported her missing on Thursday but the body was found on Wednesday in the lake.

  • Allihave2say

    If it is true that the father and step ho did this the motive for placing the body far away would be to conceal evidence and to give the appearance that the child had been kidnapped and drowned. This is to cast doubt away from the household members.

    Now, children are very nosey. The folks the police need to question, I'm sure they will are the house children.

  • Michelle

    Did he throw her in the lake!? Omg poor baby

  • Di Ana

    Did they drown the baby? So, sad.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    This happens so much. Get with a new woman/man & no longer want their own child.
    Sick POS.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Why didn't he just take her home to her mother? This is ridiculous.

  • sunni_daze

    My prayers go out to the child's mother. May that baby rest in paradise.

  • JerseyMom

    Sandra, what about Shanynthia Gardner who slit the necks of her four children in Memphis, TN on Friday? Check your timeline on Twitter. I tweeted you some information about this story.

  • TeeTee

    God bless her soul.. but I have already jumped to conclusions on this one

  • yelpforhelp

    This is when you raise bail money for they asz. This right here. I already see where this is going "party to".......nah they BOTH did it. You can't tell me if he was a demonic fool enough that that baby was killed, but he wasn't a dayum fool and killed hers.
    They could have left that baby with her mama.

  • SpideySense

    Got more info on this case this morning. Looks like the girlfriemd is being charged with assisting him so it seems (for now) like he was the aggressor. He very well may have been egged on by the girlfriend though.

    Why mot send the little girl back to her mother if she's not welcome in his new family. Her mother wanted her!

    So sad

  • Soon2BWife

    Champaign girl missing; body found in Georgia
    Father, father's girlfriend charged
    By Aaron Eades | aeades@wcia.com
    Published 07/01 2016 04:24PMUpdated 07/02 2016 02:05AM

    Update: 9:40 pm

    CHAMPAIGN -- Police pulled a child's body from a Georgia lake, and a Champaign woman says that's her daughter.

    Authorities say 7 year-old Kamarie Wash is the subject of a homicide investigation. Wash's father and his girlfriend were arrested. 27 year-old Michael wash and 30 year-old Lasherae Davis are charged with aggravated assault, cruelty to children, giving false statements, and concealing the death of another.

    As police continue to merge two separate investigations into one, Wash's mother is waiting for answers.

    "We've gotten statements from the father and from a live-in girlfriend, who was like a stepmother. So we have gotten some cooperation from them. We are transitioning this investigation from a missing persons to a homicide investigation."

    About an hour northwest of Atlanta, Georgia, Lake Allatoona became the center of an investigation when fishermen discovered a child's body in the water. A day earlier, 7 year-old Kamarie wash was reported missing by her father and his girlfriend. Michael Wash and Lasherae Davis told police they tucked her into bed on Wednesday night, and claimed she was nowhere to be found the next morning.

    "They told me that nobody broke in the house. It wasn't no abduction, it wasn't nothing like that. The lake they found her in is two hours away from the home that they live in. It's not adding up to me. I want answers for my baby. She deserves justice."

    Kashira Pettigrew says she's Kamarie's mother. Champaign county court records show she filed for divorce from Michael Wash back in 2010. She says they both had custody of Kamarie, but that wasn't working out very well.

    "The last time I seen my baby was July fourth of last year. I was supposed to get her for the summer this year, and for some reason, he did not give her to me."

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    My phone call afterwards will sound something like this...My daughter's father is missing...hahaha

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    I laughed so hard. father forgive me. first time today. I needed it

  • Allihave2say

    We can laugh or cry. This is no laughing matter outside the idea that they have some suffering. Child murder endangerment and injury is becoming socially prevalent in this hierarchy in life. The value of children as diminished.

    They aren't apes and lions where they have to kill the young to get the mate. We're supposed to be able to think and function above this level. That said,

    Just look at their faces they look like their faces have been crystalized and frozen wide eyed idiots.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    I meant I laughed at the meth comment not the incident

  • Allihave2say

    I know what you meant. No harm no foul. That's why I added the end note for you. They are a mess! Their faces look like Frosted Flakes.

  • Allihave2say

    Frosted flake faces.

  • Genia W-m

    They both look cray cray. I'd be scared to allow a child a visit with them.

  • Genia W-m

    Right. That's what I was thinking. Child probably suffered.

  • Tracy Grabowski Sydorowicz

    No,I know for a fact he don't. I worked with him. I'm in shock. This young man was always polite and we'll mannered.

  • Tracy Grabowski Sydorowicz

    I know this young man. I worked with him. I'm in shock and disbelief. We all are. We all want answers as well. It's so sad. I wonder if she did it and ge is covering up? Has anyone heard anything about their court date they had?

  • Tracy Grabowski Sydorowicz


  • Tracy Grabowski Sydorowicz

    I know this young man. I worked right along side him! We are in shock and disbelief. He is one of the nicest young men I have known. Very well liked and respected at work! We all want answers. Sure we don't know everything about the people we work with, but I can tell you this. I wouldn't have seen this happening in a million years. He was so happy and excited when his twin baby girl were born. I'm saddened for tge mother and family involved on both sides!

  • Tracy Grabowski Sydorowicz

    What does gay hace to do with it? And she's not retarded.

  • Tracy Grabowski Sydorowicz

    The twins are still babies and he has a 4 year old. Which I'm sure can't say much.

  • Allihave2say

    I just can't digest people killing kids. Take a break. Send them to grandma's but don't kill the babies. What ever could they do to deserve death? We got adults who kill and still get life. A kid gets death? smh

  • Soon2BWife

    No disrespect comma however Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy were both very happy and well liked by co-workers so........................."sure we don't know everything about the people we work with".