Patricia Ripley, 47, of West Kendall, was booked into the Miami-Dade County jail early Saturday following hours of questioning by police, the Miami Herald reported.
Her arrest got here after her son, Alejandro, was discovered useless Friday in a pond on the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club, the report stated.
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An Amber Alert had been issued Thursday night time relating to Alejandro, whom authorities have been initially advised was kidnapped from exterior a Home Depot retailer
According to the Herald, the suspect advised police a automotive had pressured her automobile off the highway close to the shop, then two males jumped out of the automobile and demanded medication. She then stated the boys grabbed the boy and drove off when she couldn’t adjust to their request.
But safety footage from the Home Depot exhibits Ripley sitting alone in her automotive for 20 minutes earlier than calling police at 8:47 p.m. Thursday, a supply advised the Herald. The girl finally admitted being linked to the boy’s loss of life, sources advised the paper.
No additional particulars of the case have been instantly accessible.
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Ripley was being held with out bond, Miami’s WPLG-TV reported.
About two dozen individuals gathered Friday for a memorial service for the boy exterior The Friendship Circle of Miami, a middle for kids with particular wants, that the boy attended earlier than a shutdown due to coronavirus guidelines, in response to the station.