Mother of young child found dead on Texas beach indicted

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted the mother of a 4-year-old boy whose naked body was found on a Texas beach last year.

The Galveston County grand jury on Tuesday indicted 34-year-old Rebecca Rivera on a count of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury and also on a count of tampering with physical evidence.

Rivera was arrested on the tampering charge in June and has since been held at the Galveston County jail on a $250,000 bond.

The body of Jayden Alexander Lopez was found on a Galveston beach in October. Authorities had named him “Little Jacob” after no one came forward to report him missing.

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An affidavit alleges Rivera admitted putting his body in the water after the child died from injuries that included a head injury after running into a wall.