Man Charged with Murder After His Girlfriend’s 1-Year-Old Son Found Dead and Abandoned Near Train Tracks: Deputies – Law & Crime
A California man is accused of murdering his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son. Deputies found the boy and his 2-year-old brother abandoned and the younger sibling dead.
The mother called the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center to report her two missing children. Deputies found one of the children, a two-year-old, near railroad tracks, but the other child was found dead.
The 32-year-old suspect, Edward Steele, was arrested after both of the children were found alone near the train tracks. A 12-hour search led to the discovery of the deceased 1-year-old and the treatment of a 2-year-old who had suffered from heat-related symptoms.
Deputies said Steele assumed care of the young boys while his mother was in jail under a domestic violence charge. The mother told police that he was babysitting them in a Ukiah hotel when the incident occurred.
The boys were found by a concerned citizen who involved the authorities in an attempt to rescue the children. However, in a tragic turn of events, only one child survived the neglect before being rescued.
There is no information released yet about what caused the death of the 1-year-old. Steele has since been arrested and charged with murder.
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- Man Charged with Murder After His Girlfriend’s 1-Year-Old Son Found Dead and Abandoned Near Train Tracks: Deputies Law & Crime
- Northern California babysitter held in death of 1-year-old left near train tracks The Mercury News