Missing toddler found dead, stuffed in box
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:31:12 GMT —
The body of missing 2-year-old Leah Marie Aguirre was found on Thursday in the basement of a home in Crosbyton.
FBI and Crosbyton Police confirmed with KCBD Lubbock that the body was found in a box wrapped in plastic.
Leah TMs caregiver, Matilda Almaraz, is the owner of the home where the toddler TMs body was found.
Almaraz was arrested and is being charged with capital murder in connection with the death of Leah.
Tina Aguirre, the child's mother, was being investigated by CPS prior to her daughter's disappearance.
The Crosby County Sheriff's Office was also investigating reports that Tina was trying to sell her daughter Leah for $2000 to someone in Mexico. Tina denied these allegations.
Police said there may be more suspects involved in the case.