CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Authorities in Las Vegas announced this morning that a woman who is suspected of killing her 7-year-old son has been arrested in Denver.
The child’s body was found near a highway outside of Las Vegas 10 days ago, and his mother was suspected of killing him, according to law enforcement.
Las Vegas police Lt. Ray Spencer said on Monday the child was Liam Husted and that 35-year-old Samantha Moreno Rodriguez, both of California, had been last seen May 31 at a Denver-area hotel.
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Spencer has called it clear the boy was killed, but didn’t say Monday how he died. He did say the boy’s father is not a suspect in the case.
Police say Liam’s body had been previously misidentified. Metro Las Vegas authorities and the mother of a missing 8-year-old boy thought the body was that of the missing boy. But that boy, an older half-brother and their father were all later located safe in Utah.