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Unclaimed Child, "Baby Justice," (Missing 3-year-old Ty) Found Buried in Playground, Mother confessed to killing her son

Posted by on May. 19, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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  • 23 YR Old Tiffany Toribio
  • UPDATED May 22, 2009
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  • NEW: New Mexico mom, 23, faces charges including murder
  • NEW: Police say she suffocated son, revived him and then killed him
  • NEW: Mom told cops "she did not want him to grow up with no one caring about him"
  • The boy was found at playground Friday; case dubbed "Baby Justice"

    Police arrested Tiffany Toribio , just hours after they said they wanted to speak to her about her missing 3-year-old son, Ty.

    Family members had contacted authorities, saying her son matched the description of a boy found Friday at the  playground.

    Police Chief Ray Schultz said she confessed to killing the boy soon after being apprehended.

    "She placed her hand over her son's mouth and nose and suffocated him. She had second thoughts about what she did. She performed CPR on her son, brought him back to life and then decided to go forward with that original act she had started to commit," Schultz said. Video Watch Schultz describe the alleged killing »

    "What makes this story especially sad is, when asked the reason why she took Ty's life, Tiffany said that she did not want him to grow up with no one caring about him, the same way that she had grown up where nobody had cared about her. http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/21/nm.buried.boy/#cnnSTCText

  • Unclaimed Child, "Baby Justice," Found Buried in Playground
    Date: May 15, 2009 Albuquerque , NM


    What does it say about a person that does not claim their own? What does it say about a parent that does not claim a missing child or acknowledge that their child has died, leaving the remains hidden, perhaps later to be found by a random passerby?

    Are authorities and the rest of society expected to believe that the parents of the missing that do not report them are somehow not culpable in the death of the child? All too often, a child is found somewhere in this nation (and around the world) that needs identifying. All too often,

    United States of America that child has been abandoned by its parent(s) or guardian(s) in some fashion. And although this article begins as if it is about the Florida case of Casey Anthony's alleged murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony, it is actually about the finding of unidentified "Baby Justice" in the sand of a playground in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    According to CNN, a passerby walking by an Alvarado Park playground on Friday noticed a lime shoe sticking up out of the sand. Police were notified and discovered the body of a little boy, his body having been placed in a shallow sandy grave within 48 hours of its discovery. Albuquerque Police could not identify the body, nor could they post photos of the victim's face due to damage done by exposure to the heated sand. No one has come forward to claim the body. There have been no recent claims of missing children fitting the age description of the body.

     

    The community has taken to calling the child "Baby Angel" and "Baby Justice."

    But police are working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, attempting to create a forensic reconstruction of the child's face. Albuquerque Police Department spokesman John Walsh revealed that an autopsy could not pinpoint a cause of death. Walsh (unrelated to John Walsh, host of Fox's "America's Most Wanted") said there were no obvious signs of physical trauma.

    Link to article: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1761656/unclaimed_child_baby_justice_found.html?cat=9

  • KRQE:  Mourners seek answers
  • Police release composite photo
  • Police: Boy buried in playground sand
  • Police arrested Tiffany Toribio about 4 a.m., just hours after they said they wanted to speak to her about her missing 3-year-old son, Ty.

    Family members had contacted authorities, saying her son matched the description of a boy found Friday at an Albuquerque playground.

    Police Chief Ray Schultz said she confessed to killing the boy soon after being apprehended.

    "She placed her hand over her son's mouth and nose and suffocated him. She had second thoughts about what she did. She performed CPR on her son, brought him back to life and then decided to go forward with that original act she had started to commit," Schultz said. Video Watch Schultz describe the alleged killing »

    "What makes this story especially sad is, when asked the reason why she took Ty's life, Tiffany said that she did not want him to grow up with no one caring about him, the same way that she had grown up where nobody had cared about her."

    An emotional Schultz added that Toribio has tried to kill herself since her arrest. She was being held in isolation at a detention facility and kept under observation, he said.

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