Family Abandons Son With Dead Sister

They flee to Mexico, leaving toddler's body
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 20, 2010 1:39 AM CDT
The abandoned toddler's body showed signs of severe trauma, according to cops.   (?Ernst Vikne)
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(Newser) – A family has fled back home to Mexico with their three biological children, abandoning their adopted 4-year-old son in their house with his dead toddler sister, according to law enforcement authorities. The girl's body showed signs of extreme trauma when it was found in a southern California home, said police. The children's uncle and aunt, who had adopted them, alerted relatives to go to the home after police believe they were already in Mexico, reports AP. Now they're wanted on suspicion of child endangerment. "Everything they did was for the kids," said a neighbor who believed they were loving, attentive parents.

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