A Miami-Dade Police statement says a man throwing out garbage Sunday found the body of Tania Paige inside the trash bin at his apartment complex southwest of Miami.
The girl’s mother, 31-year-old Tina Farrington, was held without bond Monday at the Miami-Dade County jail on a first-degree murder charge.
An arrest report says Farrington suffocated Tania with a pillow on Halloween after becoming angry with the girl.
Police said Farrington hid Tania’s body in the trunk of her car until she noticed a foul odor.
Police say Farrington moved the child’s body early Sunday to the dumpster in her apartment complex.
Jail records did not show whether Farrington had an attorney.