Update January 3, 2020, at 10:45 a.m.
Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined that the suspects, Felicia Vasquez, Latin Female 32 years old and Arturo Espinoza Latin male 37, had concealed the body of the deceased infant inside a cooler in their motel room and failed to report its existence as required by law. They have since been charged with Tampering with Evidence – concealing a human corpse. This offense is a felony of the second degree. Vasquez was arrested overnight and taken to the Dallas County Jail. Espinoza was already in jail on unrelated charges and this new charge has since been added. The Dallas County Medical Examiner has not yet issued a finding as to the cause and manner of death. This incident remains under investigation.
On December 28, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m, Child Abuse detectives were contacted by a Special Investigator with Child Protective Services regarding a welfare check on a 3 week old infant at a motel in the 8300 block of South Lancaster Road.
Upon further investigation, detectives located the male infant inside a cooler within the motel room. We are awaiting a determination from the Dallas County Medical Examiner as to a cause of death. The investigation is ongoing and is documented on case number 259799-2019.
Anyone with information may contact Detective Corey Foreman or Sgt. Vaughn at 214-275-1300.