The Latest: Report: Suspect left the kids with family days

SUPERIOR, Ariz. – The Latest on an Arizona woman arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of her two small children (all times are local):

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A police report from January, citing an unidentified family member of the Arizona mother was arrested this week in the death of her toddler and baby as to say that the woman left the children with family members day time.

The document blacks out the name of the family in the small mining town of Superior, where the children’s bodies were found Monday night in their car seats in a car.

The police says that the relative told officials that the 20-year-old Brittany Velasquez took her $3,500 fur coat, but it was later returned, and the relative is not pursuing criminal prosecution.

The report also said Velasquez would not be investigated for child neglect or abuse to the relative stated she was no longer willing to care for the children.

Velasquez is being held on $2 million, on suspicion of two charges of first-degree murder in the death of her son and daughter.

The authorities have not said how the children died.


6 hours

The police say they alerted Arizona child protection officials over a 20-year-old mother is now being held on suspicion of killing her young son and daughter, but the ministry says that it is not finding evidence of neglect or abuse.

Brittany Velasquez was arrested after her two children were found dead in car seats in a car Monday, parked outside the family’s home in the Superior, a hardscrabble mining town of about 2,900 people, approximately 60 miles (97 km) east of Phoenix. Bond for Velasquez was set at $2 million.

Necropsies were conducted to determine the causes of the death of the 2-year-old boy and a 10-month-old girl. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately disclose what the evidence was found.

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