Samantha Moreno Rodriguez, 35, of San Jose was arrested on charges of murdering her seven-year-old. She was detained in Denver while having breakfast with a man she had just met days earlier
The mother of a seven-year-old boy who was found murdered and dumped on a hiking trail near Las Vegas was at breakfast with a man she'd met only a few days earlier when police tracked her down and arrested her.
Police arrested Samantha Moreno Rodriguez, 35, in Denver, earlier this month - and they now say that when they picked her up having an apparent breakfast date, signs pointed to her simply looking to move on with her life - even though she's suspected of killing her son, 8 News Now reported.
'There's every indication that when she left San Jose that she was intending on starting a new life,' Las Vegas Metro Homicide Lt. Ray Spencer told the I-Team.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The suspect can even be seen all dolled up with makeup in her mugshot photo taken after Rodriguez was arrested.
Rodriguez, 35, of San Jose is facing charges of murdering her seven-year-old son, Liam Husted. She allegedly left her partner a note before leaving the city.
'I'm sorry I had to do it like this,' she said. 'I'm going to try and get a house for Liam and I, and we can talk about this in the future.'
She didn't have a plan to get a house, though. Instead, hikers found her son's naked body eight feet off a dirt road behind bushes in Mountain Spring near Las Vegas in May.
After reported missing by the father, police received 500 tips and launched investigation with a team of 24 detectives.
Samantha Moreno Rodriguez, 35, of San Jose, Calif. Rodriguez was arrested Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Colorado less than 12 hours after she was identified by Las Vegas police as the suspect