Missing Toddler Found Buried In Shallow Grave

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The body of a toddler discovered missing in central Florida this week has been found buried in a shallow grave.

Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith said Tuesday that the body of 2-year-old Tariji Gordon was found in Crescent City, which is located about an hour north of Sanford.

The child’s mother, 32-year-old Rachel Fryer, was arrested earlier Tuesday and was being held without bond on a charge of aggravated child neglect. Investigators said Fryer never reported her daughter missing. A check performed Monday at Fryer’s home at the request of child welfare officials revealed the child was missing.

Gordon is one of Fryer’s four children. The other three have been place in foster care.

Authorities were still looking to question Gordon’s boyfriend, Timothy Gordon.

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