The Las Vegas metropolitan police revealed that the mother of the murdered boy, who was found in Mountain Springs on the outskirts of the city, has been arrested in Denver, Colorado.
The arrest comes one day after the police identify the identity of the child like Liam Husted, 7, who was a resident of San Jose, California.
During a Monday press conference, Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Ray Spencer said the boy was last seen on May 24 leaving the city of San José, California with his mother, Samantha Moreno Rodríguez, 35, aboard a 2007 Dodge Caliber car.
Both the mother and her son were spotted on May 26 in Laguna Beach. The boy’s body was found by walkers on June 28 in Mountain Springs outside Las Vegas, while the mother was seen on May 31 in a Colorado hotel.
Moreno Rodríguez was arrested on a murder charge and will wait to be extradited to authorities in Las Vegas.