Caris E. Ayala is wanted for the murder of a five-month-old boy in Sandy Springs, Georgia. On October 2, 2012, Ayala was babysitting for the boy in her apartment when she called authorities to report that the boy was unresponsive. He was transported by ambulance to Children's Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, where it was determined that he had suffered a severe head/brain injury and was placed on life support. After the baby was later removed from life support on October 26, 2012, he died.
At the time of the incident, Ayala was interviewed and then scheduled to return for further interviews on October 9, 2012. She never made that appointment and a Fulton County warrant was issued for her arrest after she was charged with cruelty to children. A federal arrest warrant was issued for Ayala in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, on October 24, 2012, after she was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. After the boy's death, a felony murder warrant was issued for Ayala.