Mother, girlfriend charged in "Little Jacob" case of 4-yr-old boy found dead in Galveston


Galveston police announced a break in the "Little Jacob" case, of unidentified boy discovered dead on Galveston Beach last year.  Detectives charged two women in connection with the death of a 4-year-old boy, who was discovered on a beach last year. In a police press conference, Wednesday morning, investigators identified the child as Jayden Alexander Lopez from Houston.


Detectives say they arrested Jayden's mother, Rebecca Rivera, and her girlfriend Dania Amezquita Gomez, who also both live in Houston. Rivera was charged with felony tampering with evidence and is currently being held on $250,000 bond and Rivera's girlfrend, Gomez was charged with misdemeanor tampering with evidence. Investigators believe both women were reportedly present at time of Jayden's death, held on $100,000 bond.

Police say that Rivera and Gomez live in Houston, but drove to Galveston to reportedly "dump" baby Jayden.  Investigators say that the tips leading them to the break in the case came after the real photo was released. The tip reportedly came from someone who knew the boy and family.  

Investigators say that no one involved has been charged with murder yet, and no cause of death has been released.

This is a developing story. Check back to FOX 26 for new updates.



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