- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 6, 2016

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say the mother of a 3-year-old who was found dead in a van in Durham last week has been charged in connection with the incident.

A statement said 24-year-old Rocio Murillo-Estrada was arrested Tuesday and charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse or neglect.

Murillo-Estrada was placed in the Durham County jail under a $50,000 bond. It’s not known if she has an attorney.

Police spokesman Wil Glenn said in a statement at the time that officers were called on Aug. 29 and found the child in the van. The 3-year-old was identified as Leslie Ramirez, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy was to be performed on the child to determine the exact cause of death.

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