By Sandra Rose  | 


Police say the Indiana mom who was found in her car with her dead 3-month-old baby was intoxicated. A woman said she saw Rachel McAfee sitting in her car with the engine running when she left home to go to work on Monday.

When the woman returned home from work, McAfee's car was still parked outside her home. The woman approached the car and noticed McAfee slumped over the center console and she was not wearing a coat. The car's engine was off.

At that point, the concerned neighbor called 911 to request a welfare check.

According to a police affiliated obtained by WIBC, FOX29 and the Indianapolis Star, McAfee was discovered sitting in her car with her daughter Emma's cold body and a bottle of rum nearby.

The 36-year-old appeared to be intoxicated, the affidavit states.

The baby was found on the floorboard of the car. She was "cold to the touch and appeared to be deceased," according to Detective Gary L. Smith Jr.

The car was out of gas and the battery was dead, according to the affidavit. The interior temperature of the car was nine degrees.

McAfee was transported to a hospital where she was treated for cold-related exposure. She was later arrested.

Police say McAfee's husband filed a missing person's report when she failed to show up at her in-law's home to drop off the baby that morning.

The missing person's alert noted McAfee "suffers from alcoholism and postpartum depression and is possibly suicidal."

John McAfee said his wife had an 11 a.m. appointment to go to an "intervention concerning her excessive drinking." He filed the missing person report when she didn't arrive home that night.

John McAfee said their baby was born two weeks early and underweight due to Rachel drinking excessively throughout her pregnancy. He said she missed her last doctor's appointment because she passed out from drinking.

Rachel McAfee has been charged with neglect of a dependent causing death.


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  • Vonn

    Burn it, burn it alive!

  • Marlika

    They always making excuses for these YT woman. I don’t care WTF her problems are! That baby didn’t deserve that and this bish doesn’t deserve to ever have anymore kids!!????? I hope she chokes on the next bottle she drinks.???

  • Strappyheels

    Why did he even make a baby with her?

  • Dakota H

    If he knew his wife was going through all this then I’m wondering why he left the child in her care. If I knew my husband was having these kind of problems no way I would leave the children with him even if he was dropping them off over to the in laws. The husband should be charged as well b/c the death of the daughter could have been prevented.

  • WinterIsComing

    Not surprised. Those hoes stay drunk and high off opioids, xanax and valium.

  • Li-Wright

    Oh Geez! I hate reading about these type of stories. There's been a lot of weird crime stories coming out of Indiana lately.

  • Li-Wright

    Huh? What is your comment?

  • Strappyheels

    Why did he impregnate this woman. He knew she was an alcoholic.

    Can you understand that!

  • Kayke

    Yo! How the phook you let a baby go home with a person that was drinking throughout her entire pregnancy? How is she a depressed, suicidal alcoholic but allowed to care for a child? .... she’s yt, that’s how!!!
    She ain’t even gonna turn red from the little slap on the wrist she’ll get for this.
    RIP Baby.

  • Strappyheels

    His(the husband) shouldn’t be allowed to procreate ever again.

    He knew she wasn’t mother material

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Had that baby been black they would have took that child upon delivery! Shipped it to a foster care home and adopted it out to a white Pearson! IN THAT ORDER! And how tf the husband allowed the child to be unsupervised around her knowing she has a drinking problem and suffering from depression? Why didn’t he sure for emergency custody as soon as that child got here!

  • MsJC

    I think the hospital that released the premature infant to an alcoholic mother, who probably gave her baby Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is about to face a lawsuit from the father! he should sue if he has not already!

  • Ebony Starr

    Exactly what I was thinking. And how does anyone leave that baby with her and go to work, plan an intervention and not go home to check on the baby at least. Too sad!

  • Jussjess25

    Your right but how do you take a child from its mother. I mean you have to take her to court get custody etc. thats a process within itself just sayin

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  • Ebony Starr

    They do it all the time if a baby is born addicted. They inform the mother that the baby want be going home with them.

  • Kayke

    You know it! A black mother would have been charged with child neglect and/or endangerment. This chit is madness. Everyone failed that poor baby

  • Wreckognize Game

    I agree. If she was drinking excessively why didn’t he bring her to the intervention? I guess he wanted her to drink and drive and die.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Her fake azz husband knew all this but she was supposed to drive the baby to a family member!s house with her drunk azz?

  • Tlowe89

    Why the hell did she even have custody of the baby if she was a drunk through the entire pregnancy. Her child should’ve been taken the moment she came out the cooch. And the mother should’ve had supervised visitations sparingly

  • Jussjess25

    Yes but depending on the state and the parents race, will determine the prompt response. That women was white so no one is rushing to take her baby away.

  • Tlowe89

    I wonder if the baby father had any addictions since he thought she was gone drive drunk with a baby and why he didn’t have full custody of the baby

  • Renee26

    CPS should've taken that baby at the hospital... They'll pay a visit to blk families if they have visitors who come to the maternity ward smelling like for them to let an alcohol addicted premie go home with it's abuser and her enabler is shameful.

  • Rayne

    That’s a fawking shame!! Now she gon die in prison with the thoughts of how she could’ve prevented her lil baby’s death. Smh wow!

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  • DeeFromLA

    I would blame the father too, if he knew she had all of these issues and the baby was born with problems because of her drinking, the baby shouldve been taken away. Poor innocent baby, with stupid ass worthless parents. Throw the book at this bitch

  • Renee26

    No honey CPS will come to the hospital and remove a child in IN in a minute

  • Faithz

    Lord help Us, OMG things like this
    breaks my heart.

  • Faithz

    RIP Angel.

  • Gloria

    Whew chile.
    This is a heart-breaking story all around, one of the reasons why i'm going to pursue Psych.
    Mental illness is real. Addiction is real and it unfortunately cost the lives of so may people, including innocent loved ones.
    R.I.P to the precious baby.
    Hope the mom can seriously get help while she will serve her time, which I sadly doubt because the system is so flawed. UGHHHHH!!!

  • Tlowe89

    No it’s the physicians responsibility to report to dcs that the mother has been drinking when she goes for her regular check ups and when she has the baby dcs will be there to say... hey girl so this little one can’t go home with you , so if you have don’t have a relative to place them with we’ll take her until you get that drinking together.... that’s how they did my brothers yt bm

  • Renee26

    But he really need to check himself for allowing this ish to go on under his watch.

  • Renee26

    That bish will get rehab and house arrest

  • Ebony Starr

    Obviously! That baby has mostly been through some things in short time here on earth! RIP little one.

  • WhoKnew

    RIP lamb of God.

    As for the POS woman who gave birth to this baby if this don't sober her up nothing will.

  • justlooking

    Go all the way to the top. Get your PhD. Be a agent of change and remember it's hard work!!!!!

  • Zeta Aggie

    Where’s her mug shot?

  • Sara

    They hospital staff didn’t report that the baby had fetal alcohol poison? If she was black, the state would’ve took her baby.

  • anonymouse

    Cause he ain't $hit , either. He's the one who impregnated a raging alcoholic and left the baby with her

  • justlooking

    Oh my gawd.
    Breaks my entire heart.

  • Kayke

    No! Children are taken temporarily all the time, with less proof of wrongdoing than what was present here. They have medical proof that she has endangered her child and that she is mentally ill. Someone dropped the ball and it wants due to protocol.

  • Shira Harding-James

    She failed to show-up at intervention and no one bothered to go to the house and see why she didn’t make it?.... I mean no one?!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    She'll do 30 days detox, 6 months under psych care, and then go back home resume her marriage, appear on 20/20 and have another baby and all will be forgotten! ??

  • Shira Harding-James

    I don’t feel he has a case

  • Jussjess25

    Yes but not with white mothers. It doesnt happen as often. I worked for ACS In ny for years. And trust me they dont take white kids away as often. It depends on the state though

  • Rayne

    You know I know this too smh world ain’t fair

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  • Ms. Jackson

    Say it!

  • Lady_Elle

    RIP little Angel...
    The baby never had a chance at life on earth.

  • Chicagowise

    Three things need to happen...

    1. Imprisonment
    2. Sterilization
    3. License permanently revoked

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Sounds suspicious af...

  • Alextra Ballard

    Both parents failed their baby girl

  • MsJC

    I don't know! The hospital has a duty to protect the child from harm. If they knew the mother was an alcoholic, they normally take the babies away at the hospital. Later the parent will go to court and the judge will tell them what type of classes they need to attend in order to get their baby back. This clearly did not happen here.

  • bella28498 .

    Damn she had a serious drinking problem!!! Her husband was pathetic, I have a feeling insurance money is involved therefore no intervention on his behalf. White men are very crafty.

  • MsJC

    I totally agree. After he done with is lawsuit, the grandparents need to sue him for leaving the infant alone with the alcoholic mother.

  • MsJC

    That's what I am saying. It's standard procedure here in California hospitals. If the newborn is determined to be a drug baby, they don't give the child to the parents. They call the social worker and the newborn for to foster care until the parents have a court date with the family law judge.

  • CookieMobster

    If she drank whilst pregnant why would she be allowed unsupervised visits with a new born baby. Folks is dumb AF!! God bless that baby. She probably was saved from a life of disability due to her mother selfishly drinking while carrying her and also the abuse of whatever kind she would have suffered as the daughter of an alcoholic mother. So sad.

  • Elexa88

    Did I hear that right 36!!!!!. Bitch u almost 40. What the hell is wrong with u?? I can't believe how irresponsible this is. Poor baby. This baby deserved better.

  • The Art

    Exactly! Some kids are doomed from conception. But I wanna know why didn't child welfare get involved and remove the baby from her custody at birth. Surely the doctor's reported her substance abuse to the authorities.

  • The Art

    They damn sure would have!

  • Renee26

    I have a feeling there's more to this story. Wouldn't be surprised to find out he was abusive and that led to her addiction and is the reason why he covered it up while she was pregnant. He obviously didn't care about the baby or else he would've been the one dropping the baby off.

    Stay tuned...he may have even killed the baby and framed her drunk ass.

  • Renee26

    Oh I believe it... White is right to them

  • Brown & Proud

    Only charged with neglect!!!! That's outrageous, a baby is dead due to selfish idiocracy.. She should be charged with murder! FOH this some bs.

  • PlayerP

    If she was...nevermind

  • PlayerP

    Especially the hospital. They knew the parents weren't chit. That baby never should have been allowed to go home with her. Period.

  • bemetoo

    black brown Muslim latin Caribbean etc she would be under the who they turn it around saying this lady was a victim and needs help poor yt women

  • PynkCloudz

    Don't even go there we know how it would played out.

  • country57

    Nope, father should have known better.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Lock the husband UP because he KNEW DAYUM WELL that woman was NOT capable of taking care of that baby!!!! Dumb A$$ SIMP GRRRR

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  • abby500

    Lock her up!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    She look crazy....

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    4. Azz whooping

  • brooklyn23

    I will not judge

  • MsChocolate

    Even in this picture she looks disconnected from the baby.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames


    real talk.

  • hottlanta

    I remember years ago the medical community wanted 2 consider moms who drank while pregnant a crime the same as crack babies. Yall know who had an uproar. Right.

  • Moon Lee

    So he left their baby with the drunk depressed mother??? Lethal combination. Sad...???

  • Kimberly King

    White women strike again. He should have divorced her after discovering she was drinking while pregnant. And I would have made sure she had SUPERVISED visits with the baby.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    He should have left her be until she got it together. Yalll getting pregnant was Not the answer, smh. Poor judgment on his part ('cause she ain't Just turn into a selfish bish overnight).
    Poor lil FAS baby... I know those grandparents are heartbroken.?

  • Lovely517

    Exactly what I thought when I saw the photo. The baby is darn near falling on the ground.

  • Topic Influencer

    This drunk bitch

    RIP lil baby

  • Pamela

    Why she holding that precious baby like it has leprosy? Heartless heffa.

  • GuestSTAR

    Wow, that baby looks frozen in that pic.

  • leapyearpisces

    John Mcafee FAILED his daughter RIP little one. He should get some type aid and abetting charge for the fact he knew his wife had a drinking problem and could be a danger NOT ONLY to the baby, but to the general population as a whole.

  • nora tee

    what a failure of a father...damn

  • B.Loveitt

    Damn what a awful death for that baby.

  • Raquel

    She's white. She'll be aight. You can infer this because she's been charged with ONLY neglect and NOT murder. This way, she'll be able to live her life as normal, get categorized as some mental illness patient, and then her record will still allow her jobs and a secured financial future. This is the white privilege!

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  • Chicagowise

    And make sure she's sober when it happens. I want her to feel every bit of it.

  • Mielle Downey

    She must be a Democrat

  • Look@m3

    Uhm...what did I just read foreal?

  • Look@m3

    Let me fix that....drunk depressed mother suffering from post partum and has a serious drinking problem......There! Thank me later. SMH This is so troubling.

  • TransMichelle

    The racist here posting about this woman being allowed to keep this baby because she is white and how things would have turned out if she were black are delusional. First of all black women abort more babies than any other race, so there wouldn't have been a baby to keep in many circumstances. Second if this had been a black woman, posters here would have said that "if that was a white woman they would have taken that baby and put them in a good home but because she was black they let that baby go home with an alcoholic." Such hypocrites.

  • iWasteTime

    Everyone failed that baby!!

  • Phillybruh

    Alcoholism+ Post Partum is never a good mix. In hindsight dad probably had to work but he should have taken that baby to his in laws if her issues were a danger to the child which they clearly were.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    How was she later released with a dead baby in the car?!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Troll Alert.

  • Shamwow

    This is a common thing such a sad case. I hate to say this but choices are everything. People make choices in life that fuel these mental disorders.

  • Shamwow

    But she’ll suffer from the sadness of losing that baby. Sucks for her but in these mental institutions white people outnumber every race.

  • DeJeri

    1. You are a troll

    2. Indiana is a Red State

    3. Alcoholism and Postpartum depression have nothing to do with political affiliation.

    4. May this child's soul rest in peace

    5. See number 1

  • Yoni7

    Baby never had a chance.

  • Nix

    My heart breaks for this baby to have gone through all this in her short life. And you know when you drink that much you're not getting proper nourishment only weight gain is from the alcohol so I'm sure that baby wasn't getting nothing but Jim beam in the womb. She's so disconnected from the baby in that picture it screams look at me pay attention to me. Ugh I just want to wipe the bottom of my shoes on her piece of shyt face

  • Shawty

    It's too early for these kinds of stories auntie. Let us consume our coffee first...thanks.

  • LeeSeeCee

    Why did the father LEAVE his child with a KNOWN drunk?? I just don't get that. I really, really don't. She couldn't even stop while pregnant. HOW did she have unsupervised custody of that baby? Poor baby didn't even stand a chance. The father needs to face neglect charges. Completely failed his baby.

  • xenaD

    I’m bout to start drinking coffee.. it looks so cool on tv lol

  • xenaD

    Whoooo drinks while pregnant?! Yo people are so damn weird. I swear.

  • xenaD

    She better get on birth control

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I hope the father realizes that he knowingly put his child in harms way sending that baby off with her mother smh...I hate alcoholics...they are the most sensitive people when you bring up their drinking its of my close friends is one and when I tell you she will stop speaking to you if you bring it up to her...her husband just sits there like Forrest Gump (or maybe Bubba) blind to it because he got a warm hole and a great cook smh...I pray for her everyday but its gotten worse over the years...

  • hottlanta

    That is why every woman shouldnt have a baby n women who dont want babies should be getting kudos for their honesty instead of being called horrible names.

  • Junkanoo

    Alchol is legal but contrbutes to so much violence , addiction and premature deaths yet weed is illegal in many regions of the globe but has yet to cause premature deaths all because of white men and there backwards thinking .

  • hottlanta

    Naw she wont. People can kill u n go 2 hawaii like nothing never happened.

  • Ni Ni

    Thank you!

  • Ni Ni

    Men seem to be clueless when on these matters.

  • Guest

    Is that even a question?

  • Trace da Ace

    Trash ass woman!!!! I hope she rots in hell and in jail for what she has done!! That poor baby did not stand a chance in that type of household situation...smdh...
    yall know I DO NOT PLAY when it comes to dem babies!!!

  • TransMichelle
  • the guest

    John McAfee said his wife had an 11 a.m. appointment to go to an "intervention concerning her excessive drinking." He filed the missing person report when she didn't arrive home that night.

    John McAfee said their baby was born two weeks early and underweight due to Rachel drinking excessively throughout her pregnancy. He said she missed her last doctor's appointment because she passed out from drinking.


    And the social workers at the hospital let the mother take the baby home? And her husband let her be alone with their newborn? And the family let her drive a car with the baby instead of picking her up and dropping her off at appointments? They trusted a depressed drunk to drive her newborn and herself to her own intervention?




  • Mielle Downey

    Democrats are more likely to execute a baby 9m and after birth and thier support of this is fact so you can get out of your feelings and and ac6that most Democrats are MONSTERS.

  • Mielle Downey

    Liberals live in a bubble

  • the guest

    I'm always suspicious of mothers who hold their newborns lackadaisically. The first thing I noticed about the picture. It's a peeve of mine. I believe you can tell the quality of mother by how she holds her baby.

  • Mielle Downey

    Infanticide has been sanctioned and supported by Democrats just ask the vVirgina Governor and New York's Governor. Liberals are sic and twisted.

  • the guest

    That's what I'm saying. I rarely use the word hate. Rarely. But I hate mothers who hold newborns lackadaisically. It's a subtle sign of maternal ingratitude and neglectfulness.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Everyone knows you’re a white troll

  • hottlanta

    U know women kept harassing the hell outta here by saying u married when yall gonna have a baby everytime she turned around. Where r they now.

  • Ni Ni


  • Let them eat cake

    they really are and they have so much dang pride that you can't wake them up! its so sad!

  • WhoYouTalkingAbout

    postpartum depression is REAL. poor baby

  • ATL White Guy

    Idiot. Don't pass home, go straight to Jail. Nothing worse than a parent who kills their own child. And please no one say she was crying out for help, think of her past, etc etc.

  • Let them eat cake

    keep deflecting

  • Let them eat cake

    yep. first psychiatric ward opened in Germany. Sorry to say no surprise.

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark


  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    prayers to this family

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Gotdamn. This is so sad.

    Looking at her you’d never be able to tell she was so troubled. Looks can be deceiving.

  • Let them eat cake

    its a shame that white privilege outweighs the life a baby/child smh.

  • Nita Pie

    This is sad RIP to the baby.

  • Parent

    OMG, why would they leave a baby in her care if she was on the edge like that. Where was child protective services when she had that baby?

  • TransMichelle
  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Troll Alert.

  • Rayscoty

    Wait. Alcoholic during the pregnancy and child welfare let this woman care for the baby after birth..

    Poor baby didn't have a chance with two stupid parents...

  • TransMichelle
  • Jordan’s Memory

    Question... If your wife was suicidal and a drunk AND had depression why the hell would you let her be alone with this child? BOTH parents failed this poor child. I bet the husband had a huge life insurance policy out on both his wife and his child. smdh

  • Strappyheels

    Let a black mother’s child scrape his damn knee. You unfit..

  • Strappyheels

    Always does

  • Strappyheels

    I wish I could muster up some sympathy!! Nerp!!

    Poor baby!! Literally

    3 month old freezes to death and you are blacked out drunk.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Exactly! This reminds me of that lady who drowned her kids in the bath tub, they did a story on her and apparently she tried to kill herself several times, and the Dr warned the husband NOT to get her pregnant anymore because she is NOT stable enough to raise kids, and what does the GOOD husband do? He knocks her up a couple more times moves her and the kids onto a BUS yes u read that right a BUS.... to live on a abandon bus they tricked out VERY POORLY so they can live in, then I guess she went crazy there, then they moved into a home where she killed the kids. After she went to the nutt house dad went on with his life got married and had more kids. and the cycle continues. smdh This just goes to show you what can happened when you lack moral support. these husband turned a blind eye thinking that there is a simple fix to a bigger problem there is no way in hell she should have ever been left alone with that child or even got pregnant at all. What kind pf man would even want to have a child by a woman who has a suicidal, and drinking pass? I guess the kind who doesn't want to pull out. smdh

  • Jordan’s Memory

    The sad thing is she will be pregnant again after she does 90 days in jail for killing her baby. smdh Yep 90 days sounds about white.

  • Shamwow

    The baby died because of her but then again maybe she’s happy it’s dead. Smh your right people will kill then straight enter a twerk contest.

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Heck I thought that was every state!

  • Parent

    Word, God forbid there is a lil thc in her urine, bam unfit!

  • TwitterFingerz

    Im thinking the same. He couldn't have been that dumb to think she could handle dropping the baby off by herself.

  • TwitterFingerz

    So everybody knew it was her alcoholism that caused problems with the baby, and she was still given all rights to the baby?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I just read the headline. CARRY THIS BITCH STRAIGHT TO JAIL!!!! she dont even need a court date

  • Lucky8

    She was supposed to drop the baby off

  • TwitterFingerz

    I know. But, she contributed to the baby's problems at birth. Im just surprised this case wasn't treated as a DCS case to put the baby in the sole care of the dad for all duties.

  • Ruth

    The baby should have never been in her mothers care EVER!

  • parisjok

    she should not have been trusted to have any baby at all regardless if what she was suppose to do

  • parisjok

    yes, that is the exact reason WHY we have TWO parents so if ir when one is in no condition to care for the baby the other one takes over. he is 100% guilty of that baby not being here any longer

  • Klassy 1

    She's going to get a slap on the wrist and she WILL do it again.

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    You are a dream…

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  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Troll Alert.

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