RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh Police requested a new search warrant in April to reexamine a Raleigh mother’s cellphone after her 2-year-old son’s remains were found in a Wake County lake in December 2014.
Tristan Matthew Blue was the subject of an Amber Alert on Dec. 24, 2014, which turned into a homicide investigation.
On Dec. 25, 2014, Tristan’s father, 31-year-old Steven Daniel Blue, was charged with murder in connection with his son’s death.
Documents show Raleigh police officers were called to an apartment on Portree Place in reference to a missing child.
Steven Blue and Briana Dangerfield, Tristan’s mother, were interviewed by Raleigh detectives.
Steven Blue admitted to killing his son after the 2-year-old woke him up and would not go back to sleep. Blue told Dangerfield about the incident and told her he would take care of it, documents show.
Warrants show Blue disposed of the toddler’s body in Beaver Dam Lake in Wake County.
A search for Tristan was conducted and his remains were discovered on Dec. 26, 2014.
Police executed a search warrant for Dangerfield’s cellphone on Jan. 16, 2015. Due to a lack of available technology at the time, limited information was provided.
Due to newer technology, police have requested a new search of Dangerfield’s cellphone in order to reexamine the item and recover data from it. Police are looking for phone communications between Steven Blue and Briana Dangerfield and other information relating to this case.
Blue was charged with murder in his son’s death. Dangerfield was charged with acting as an accessory, altering and destroying evidence and attempting to conceal the death of her son. She was also charged with misdemeanor child abuse.
A Trial date is set for September, but the case will be reviewed in August.