LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metro police are investigating the death of a child who was found deceased in a freezer.
The child was found in the freezer in a garage at a home near Lamb Boulevard and Carey Avenue on the 4300 block of Saddle Brook Park Drive.
The 8 News Now I-Team first identified the suspect Tuesday night as Brandon Toseland, 35, of Las Vegas.
Police said on Tuesday morning, an elementary-aged child handed a note to a CCSD teacher that stated her mother was being held against her will and did not know the location of her preschool-aged child. The teacher passed the note on to CCSD police who in turn called Metro police.
Police then set up a surveillance operation near the home. Around 10 a.m. Tuesday, police saw a man, later identified as Toseland, and a woman leave the home and pulled them over.
After questioning, the woman told police she had not seen her preschool-aged child since Dec. 11. Police say she also said her boyfriend, Toseland, did not allow her to go into certain areas of the home.
Police obtained a search warrant for the home and Tuesday afternoon found the remains of the child. Police believe the child had been in the freezer since early December.
Toseland was initially detained on two kidnapping charges and will now also face an open murder charge, police said.
The elementary-aged child has been placed with family.
Toseland is due to appear in court Wednesday.
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