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Mother arrested after body of 2-year-old boy at center of Amber Alert found in dumpster, police say

Amber Alert issued for 2-year-old Frankie Gonzales from Waco, Texas.
Amber Alert issued for 2-year-old Frankie Gonzales from Waco, Texas. (Waco Police Department)

HOUSTON – Police believe the body of a 2-year-old at the center of an Amber Alert has been found.

According to KCEN-TV, Waco PD spokesman said search crews found the body of a small child in a dumpster early Tuesday morning.

The Waco Police Department said Frankie Gonzales from Waco, Texas, was last seen wearing a gray shirt with Mickey Mouse on it, gray pants with Mickey Mouse on them and black and white Nike shoes at Cameron Park near University Parks and Herring Drive under the bridge.

KCEN TV reports that Gonzalez’s mother, Laura Sanchez, led police to the dumpster, according to the Waco Police Department. Sanchez was arrested and charged with 1st-degree felony injury to a child. According to reports, Gonzalez did not die of natural causes.

“There is obviously going to be an on-going investigation in response to this as far as the charge itself we went with that charge because it was what we could absolutely prove right now,” Officer Bynum of the Waco PD told KCEN TV.

Sanchez said Gonzalez was in her care when he died and that no other person involved, according to reports.

“We did have a massive response to Cameron park because that’s where the call came in at that’s where the mother told us the child had been. What we know through the investigation at this point the child was never at Cameron park,” Bynum told KCEN TV.

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