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Police across the Country Are Searching for the Mother of a Dead Boy Found near Las Vegas

Joe Akins
Jun 08, 2021
08:40 A.M.
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A 35-year-old mother, Samantha Moreno Rodriguez, was declared wanted by the police after hikers discovered her son's lifeless body on May 28.


The police have launched a nationwide search for the mother of a boy whose lifeless body was found in the Mountain Springs Trailhead near Las Vegas last month. 

In a tweet by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department during the late hours of June 7, it was revealed that the deceased is a 7-year-old boy and has been identified as Liam Husted.

An American policeman walks in the street with a police car visible in the background | Photo: Shutterstock/ALDECA studio


Husted's 35-year-old mother, Samantha Moreno Rodriguez, has been identified as the suspect. According to the tweet, Rodriguez was last seen in Denver, Colorado driving a 2007 Dodge Caliber with plate number 6WLH211.

The snapshot that accompanied the post revealed that the deceased's mother is white-skinned and possesses brown eyes. The 35-year-old also wears long black hair. 

Police car with blue lights on the roof. | Photo: Pixabay


Twitter users are saddened by the new findings and have taken to the comments section to pour out their thoughts. A majority commended the agencies involved in the investigation.

Others prayed for the little boy's soul to rest in peace. A user explained that parents who do not want kids should give them up for adoption rather than cause them harm. 

The family members of the little boy described him as a happy, sweet, and innocent child.


According to a report released by NBC News, officials noted that the 7-year-old left San Jose, California with his mother four days before his body was found. Husted was last seen in a car with his mother on May 24.

The report further explained that authorities said hikers found Husted's body in the town of Mountain Springs, thirty miles west of Las Vegas, in the morning hours of May 28. 

A police car responding to a scene | Photo: Pixabay


Homicide Lieutenant Raymond Spencer narrated that he received a call from an officer with the San Jose Police Department. He noted that the call was about a missing person case that could be related to the Las Vegas homicide case.

According to Spencer, after carefully going through the photographs sent by the SJPD, they had reason to believe that it was related to their case. A Las Vegas police officer was sent to San Jose to collect some personal items owned by the boy for DNA evidence. 

A police officer radioing in a call while wearing a face mask and gloves to protect himself from COVID-19 | Photo: Shutterstock


Before the deceased's identity was revealed, some officials shared an artist's sketch of the boy with the belief that someone might identify the 7-year-old. Their efforts were not futile.

The family members of the little boy described him as a happy, sweet, and innocent child. Husted's grandfather revealed that his grandson was a special needs child. The bereaved family members can not help but hope the suspect is caught and justice is granted to the dead boy.