A mother of a previously missing five-year-old has recently been arrested following a disturbing discovery.
Police found a child’s remains in her apartment.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation had earlier issued a statewide alert regarding her missing child, Maha, voicing concerns about her safety.
Alexus Nelson, a 27-year-old resident of Aurora, was initially taken into custody on charges of attempting to influence a public servant. However, investigations led to a more sinister discovery that brought on additional criminal charges.
According to Aurora Police, their Crimes Against Children detectives discovered the tragic evidence in Nelson’s apartment.
Investigators are currently awaiting conclusive identification of the remains from the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office, which will provide scientific confirmation of the identity of the remains.
The circumstances leading to Nelson’s arrest unfolded when Aurora911 received a call from a woman claiming to be Nelson’s mother, expressing her worries about her granddaughter. She reported that Nelson had sent her disconcerting text messages, which triggered her concerns.
On responding to the call at Nelson’s residence, police received a strange explanation from Nelson. She claimed that she had given Maha up for adoption, but was unable to furnish any official records to validate her claim.
Law enforcement’s independent efforts to confirm the alleged adoption through state records proved futile, resulting in Nelson’s initial arrest.
Nelson is currently being held at the Arapahoe County Detention Center on a bond set at $100,000.