Autopsy: Girl Found Dead in Mother's Trunk Drowned

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - An autopsy by the Sacramento County Coroner's has concluded that a 5-year-old girl found in her mother's car trunk died from drowning.

The Sacramento Bee reports the Sept. 26 death of Tatiana Alexia Rose Garcia was classified as a homicide.

The girl's mother, 29-year-old Aquelin Crystal Talamantes of Davis, has pleaded not guilty to murder and assault in connection to the death.

The girl's nearly lifeless body was discovered after Talamantes drove to a relative's apartment, and the relative became concerned that she showed up with her 4-year-old son but not her daughter.

Officers and bystanders tried to resuscitate her, but the girl was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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