Mother arrested after body of young girl found in Miami-Dade County dumpster

Posted at 5:48 AM, Nov 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 11:31:10-05

Police have arrested a 31-year-old woman after the body of her young daughter was found in a dumpster in a southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood Sunday.

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Miami-Dade Police have charged Tina Farrington with first-degree murder in the case after officers responded to the scene at the Tuscany Place Apartments at 25430 SW 137th Avenue, finding the body of a girl believed to be between 3 and 8 years old and African-American.

Police have not confirmed the identity of the child.

A person who lives nearby said a man was dumping his trash when he found the body. Police said the discovery was made around 12:45 p.m.

The man, Alan Tapia said he lifted the lid on one side of the dumpster and was making room for his trash when he saw feet sticking out of a blanket.

Tapia's daughter, Milagros, said she didn't believe him so she went to see for herself.

"I didn't believe that so when I went, I checked and the baby was wrapped in the blanket with signs she was beaten to death," Milagros Tapia said.
"They're following all leads they have at the moment and we're not going to leave any stone unturned," Det. Argemis Colome said.

"I don't feel safe anymore here. Because we don't know who is around us," Milagros Tapia said.

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