Three-Year-Old Found Dead in Car Trunk, Parents Arrested

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Police say the mother and stepfather of a three-year-old girl found dead in a car trunk have been arrested in connection with the child's death.

Yara Perez and her common-law husband, Francisco Castaneda, both 25, were arrested on a charge of injury to a child resulting in death, a first-degree felony.

The pair were arrested several hours after Jacqueline Gonzalez's body was found in the trunk of Perez's car.

El Paso police made the discovery after going to the family's east El Paso apartment about Monday night in response to a well-being check involving the girl.

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