A nationwide hunt is underway for the mom of a special-needs boy whose body was discovered on a trail late last month outside Las Vegas, police said.
Samantha Moreno Rodriguez, 35, is being sought on a murder warrant in the slaying of 7-year-old Liam Husted after hikers stumbled upon his remains along the Mountain Springs Trailhead between Las Vegas and Pahrump, police said.
Rodriguez, who left her San Jose, California, home with her son on May 24, was last seen on May 31 while checking into a hotel in Denver, Las Vegas police said Monday.
Lt. Ray Spencer told reporters Rodriguez left the home with her 2007 Dodge Caliber packed full of belongings.
The boy’s father, who is not a suspect in the case, contacted authorities on June 1, the Mercury News reported.
Liam Husted’s remains were found on the Mountain Springs Trailhead.Wikimedia
“The father did not feel that his son was in harm’s way,” Spencer said