Man Charged With Murder For Abandoning 1-Year-Old Found Dead Near Train Tracks

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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

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.

For additional information on this heartbreaking story, please consider the news outlets listed below to stay in the know.

  1. Man Charged with Murder After His Girlfriend’s 1-Year-Old Son Found Dead and Abandoned Near Train Tracks: Deputies  Law & Crime
  2. NorCal man arrested after girlfriend’s 1-year-old son is found dead near train tracks  True Crime Daily

  3. California man held in death of 1-year-old left near train tracks  Fox 10

  4. Northern California babysitter held in death of 1-year-old left near train tracks  The Mercury News
  5. Man held in death of 1-year-old left near train tracks  ABC 10

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