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Woman arrested in 1993 homicide of her daughter

Original post made on Jul 9, 2020

Twenty-seven years after a 3-year-old girl was found unresponsive in her family's East Palo Alto home, investigators have arrested her mother in connection with her homicide, police said.

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Posted by pearl - registered commenter
a resident of another community
on Jul 9, 2020 at 8:36 pm

Great police work! Glad this woman will be paying for the crime she allegedly committed 27 years ago.

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Posted by Online Name
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 9, 2020 at 10:03 pm

There is no way she traveled back and forth between the U.S. and Mexico, this many years, without using an alias. We need stronger background checks now.

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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 10, 2020 at 10:47 am

>> Yolanda Ortega, who was 27 years old at the time, fled to Mexico with her husband prior to the San Mateo County Coroner Office's determination of the child's cause of death.

Any word about the husband?

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 11, 2020 at 7:09 am

Where is the husband? It is possible that he is working in California under a different name. [Portion removed.]

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