VIRGINIA BEACH -- Aman charged in connection with the death of a baby girl was denied bond Thursday, Commonwealth's Attorney spokeswoman Macie Pridgen told

Lawrence Smith Jr. is in jail on two felony charges: concealment of a dead body as well as abuse and neglect.

Police say his girlfriend, Marie Whiteman, left the child with him while he was serving time for a probation violation.

in connection with the case of Janyiha Whiteman whose mother recently reported her missing.

After getting out of jail, she couldn't find little Janyiha or Smith.

Whiteman previously said about Smith, 'He's been here through my whole pregnancy, including giving birth. He was, basically, like the father.'

Authorities are still waiting for official results from the child's autopsy.

A preliminary hearing will be sent on November 17, Pridgen added.

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