The grandparents will split custody, for now, of the daughter of Mengqi Ji and Joseph Elledge. That’s according to the attorney for Mengqi Ji’s parents.
Mengqi Ji Elledge has been missing from her Columbia home for about a month. Her husband, Joseph Elledge, is in jail on a felony child abuse charge. He allegedly hit their one-year-old daughter so hard she bruised.
Court documents in the case also say Joseph waited more than a day to report Mengqi Ji missing. He drove to remote, unfamiliar parts of mid-Missouri before making that report.