Woman Arrested after Son’s Body Found Buried in Sand at Playground

May 21, 2009 - 11:59 AM
A 23-year-old woman whose son hasn't been seen for over a week has been arrested in the death of a 3- to 4-year-old boy found buried in the sand at a New Mexico playground.
Albuquerque, N.M. (AP) - A 23-year-old woman whose son hasn't been seen for over a week has been arrested in the death of a 3- to 4-year-old boy found buried in the sand at a New Mexico playground.
 
Albuquerque court records show Tiffany Toribio was arrested early Thursday on an open count of murder and several counts of child abuse resulting in death. She's being held on $250,000 bond.
 
Police Chief Ray Schultz says Toribio is a transient who had stayed at a home several blocks from Alvarado Park, where the unidentified boy's body was found last Friday.
 
Family members and others contacted police after investigators released an image of the boy. Relatives said the image was similar to Toribio's 3-year-old son, who hadn't been seen since May 12.