The hunt for a missing toddler sparked when his mother was found murdered has ended in further tragedy as the little boy was also found dead—clamped in an alligator’s jaws.
A search for 2-year-old Taylen Mosley was launched on Thursday afternoon with a state-wide Amber Alert issued after the body of his mother Pashun Jeffery, 20, was discovered at their apartment in St. Petersburg, Florida. She had been brutally killed on Wednesday night, with police describing a “very violent” murder scene, but there was no sign of her son.
Detectives now believe that 21-year-old Thomas Mosley murdered his own child along with the boy’s mother, and he has been charged with the first-degree murder of both. St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway told a press conference held on Friday night. “We are sorry it has had to end this way.” He also extended his condolences to the pair’s family.
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