COVINA, Calif. – Police found a younger boy lifeless inside a California townhouse early Friday and detained his mother after she was found running in the street, splattered with blood, authorities stated.
The lady was taken for psychiatric evaluation and anticipated to face a murder charge, Covina Police Department Sgt. Dan Rodriguez stated.
She was later recognized by a pal as “Michelle,” which detectives confirmed although her full identify has not yet been formally released. The pal stated her son was named “Elvis” and was 2 years previous, which authorities also confirmed.
The investigation began about 3:20 a.m. when a patrol sergeant observed a “partially clothed” lady operating in the midst of the street within the 300 block of North 2nd Avenue, police stated in a written statement.
“Officers observed that she had what seemed to be blood spatter on elements of her body, however that she had no injuries,” in accordance with the statement.
The lady refused to say who she was or what she was doing, police stated. She attempted to run from officers, however did not get away.
“She made statements that led officers to consider there could be a potential victim whose whereabouts were not yet recognized at the time because of her refusal to offer any info,” the assertion stated.
Police took the lady to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation and managed to figure out where she lived.
Officers went to the lady’s residence in the one hundred block of East Italia Road, officers stated. They encountered a small hearth burning within the kitchen of the home.
Upon getting into the house, officers discovered the body of the younger boy, Rodriguez stated.
Investigators declined to comment on what sort of trauma the sufferer might have suffered, he stated. They are presently working to trace down the boy’s father.
The pal who recognized the lady stated she is a single mother who loves her son and all the time seemed to be a terrific mother. She turned emotional upon listening to of the toddler’s demise.
No one else was inside the home, police added.
The lady’s identify is predicted to be released once the psychiatric evaluation course of is completed and she or he is formally booked, Rodriguez stated.