Texas woman who had a miscarriage had stabbed a friend to death, took the child, police say

Shamali Flores (left) was found alive on Thursday, after her mother, Carolina Miranda Flores, 33, was found stabbed to death.

(Houston Police)

A woman, was Thursday arrested after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death in a Texas apartment and grabbed her 6-week-old baby girl in an attempt the child out of her own after suffering a miscarriage, according to police.

Erika Jisela Miranda-Alvarez was arrested and accused of murder in the death of Carolina Flores, 33, who was found with multiple stab wounds in a Houston apartment, Police chief Art Acevedo said in a press conference on Thursday. Shamali Flores was reported missing Tuesday after her mother’s body was discovered in their apartment. The 6-week-old taken from the house.

Shamali Flores was found in an apartment in southwest Houston Thursday morning.

(Alert Houston)

Alvarez was friends with Flores, the mother of Shamali Flores, and the family for about five years. Alvarez was pregnant and was due in January before they have a miscarriage that she kept secret. On Tuesday, she would have went to Flores’ house and killed the 33-year-old before taking the child.

“[Alavarez] was pregnant, she was due in January. She lost her baby, she not in the fact that they lost the baby with everyone. She continued to pretend she was pregnant, and at one point she had the people believe that she had given birth to the baby, and she was in the hospital,” Acevedo said.


Shamali was found in a southwest Houston apartment early Thursday morning and appeared unharmed. She was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

UPDATE: A suspect is arrested and charged in connection with the investigation of a mother killed in Greenspoint and her baby kidnapped. @houstonpolice press conference set for 11 hours @KPRC2

— KPRC Cathy Hernandez (@KPRC2Cathy) December 21, 2017

“She seems unharmed and is check at an area hospital as a precaution,” the police tweeted earlier.

The baby’s father, Mariano Marcos Thomas Palacios, 34, has worked with the police and insisted he was not involved in the murder. He has not been charged in the case.

But Acevedo added, “I can’t say 100 percent we are going to tell him.”

The police initially believed Shamali was with her father after an Amber Alert was issued for the baby.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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