A 23-year-old woman suffocated her son and then buried his body beneath the sand of a playground, according to police in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A few Days ago I posted about this sad story.
Police still had no answers as to what happened , who the boy is or how he got there. They have no clues according to reports.
Police arrested her just hours after they said they wanted to speak to her about her son. Family members had contacted authorities, saying that her son matched the description of the boy found Friday at the playground and that they had not seen the boy since last week.
According to a CNN affiliate KRQE, she was being held on an open count of murder and several charges of child abuse resulting in death.
In case you need an update:
CNN affiliate KOAT reported Wednesday that the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator has been unable to determine the cause of death. Dr. Peter Loomis told the station that the boy’s body showed no signs of trauma, no scarring, no stab or bullet wounds, nothing that would indicate that he had a violent death.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Is searching its database for any matches.
A sketch of the child will be vital to finding family members, but the child’s body sat in the sand and sun for days.
Police said they believe this was a very hastily committed crime, because the child was buried in a shallow grave in a highly visible area. Police said they believe a family member may be involved because there is no missing persons report for any child matching his description.
Investigators are calling the case unusual, complicated and special due to the victim’s age.
They describe the boy as 3 feet 2 inches tall and of Hispanic or Native American heritage.
He was found wearing Sketchers sneakers, black pants and a red T-shirt with a picture of a truck — in size 3T.
Police ask anyone who may have been in the area late last week to call them.
They say that person may not even know they have the information that could crack the case.
That number is 505-242-COPS.