LAUREL, Miss. (AP) – An Ohio woman accused of killing her 11-year-old son and leaving his body at a Mississippi hotel has been arrested in New Orleans.
Laurel Police Chief Tommy Cox tells The Associated Press that 33-year-old Latina Marie Oates of Powell, Ohio, was arrested about 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Cox says Oates is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Joshua Oates. The boy’s body was found Tuesday in a hotel in the south Mississippi town. Cox hasn’t said how he died.
The chief says two younger children who were with Latina Oates have been found safe.
LAUREL, Miss. (WHLT) – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said the two children have been found safe.
The mother and suspect, 33-year-old Latina Marie Oates, is in custody.
The Laurel Police Department held a news conference at 11:00 a.m. to address the kidnapping.