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Remains Of Infant Killed Over A Year Ago Discovered, Mother Arrested
The discovery of the remains of an infant killed over a year ago has led to the arrest of the mother, who is also suspected of fraudulently raising money for its burial. Maria Torres of Bloomington was arrested on Friday by San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies after they discovered the remains of an 8-month old male infant on Thursday afternoon. According to the San Bernardino Sun, the remains were discovered in a unit at a self-storage business on the 10100 block of Linden Avenue, and investigators determined the remains were connected to Torres.
Torres was arrested Friday evening in a home on the 9800 block of Williams Avenue. The sheriff's department suspects she was "fraudulently" raising money from a local church by saying the money would be used for the boy's burial.
KTLA says authorities have offered few details as to how the remains were discovered or how the infant died, due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.