Update: Remains of three-year-old found in west Laredo apartment

Published: Feb. 14, 2019 at 4:13 PM CST
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A local judge grants bail to the parents of Rebecca Zavala, the three-year-old whose body was found inside a five-gallon container full of acid.

Judge Leticia Martinez granted 37-year-old Monica Dominguez a $175,000 bond and 32-year-old Gerardo Zavala-Loredo a $125,000 bond; however, both of them remain at the county jail.

Dominguez had a previous probation charge but with this arrest she violated her probation, this comes from a previous injury to a child case.

Meanwhile, Zavala has an immigration hold because he is in the U.S. illegally.

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Two parents are facing multiple charges related to the investigation surrounding the death of their three-year-old -daughter.

Laredo Police arrested the mother, 37-year-old Monica Dominguez and father, 32-year-old Gerardo Zavala Loredo for allegedly covering up the death of their daughter, Rebecca Zavala.

The incident happened on Thursday afternoon at around 1:30 p.m. when police received an anonymous tip saying that something suspicious was going on in one of the apartments at the 1800 block of Jefferson Street.

When authorities arrived at the scene, they began securing the area and requested assistance from the Laredo Fire Department HAZMAT Unit.

When authorities searched the home, they found a bucket with human remains hidden inside one of the bedroom closets.

According to officers, the mother stated that the child allegedly drowned while she was under no adult supervision.

Both Monica Dominguez and Gerardo Zavala allegedly attempted to dispose of the body by putting it inside a container full of acid.

So far both of the parents have been charged with evidence tampering, endangering a child and abuse of a corpse.

The couple had a total of five kids including the victim, all of the other four children have been turned over to Child Protective Services.

Meanwhile, the investigation remains ongoing.

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The Laredo Police Department tell us an anonymous call came in Thursday at around 1:30 PM of possible hazardous material here at the 1800 block of Jefferson Street.

When responders got to the location they began by cautiously securing the area. Officers weren't able to make contact with anyone inside the apartment complex, so they requested assistance from the Laredo Fire Department HAZMAT Unit.

Public Information Officer Emanuel Diaz with the Laredo Police Department tells us they secured the perimeter in case they did find any hazardous material inside the apartment.

After securing the warrant crime scene investigators and HAZMAT personnel entered the residence, where they discovered what appears to be human remains.

Investigators could be seen questioning neighbors and canvassing the area for evidence, including the dumpster.

Details on this investigation are limited.

District Attorney Isidro Alaniz tells us there will be a press conference on Friday.

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Law enforcement is on the scene of an incident in the 1800 block of Jefferson Street at an apartment complex.

There's not a lot of information that has been confirmed, but police tell us they are investigating a crime scene.

The medical examiner is on the scene as well as police detectives and the Fire Department.

Police tell us that detectives are in the process of interviewing witnesses.

We'll have more information for you as soon as we get it.

Laredo Police provide update on Thursday's crime scene

Happening right now: Laredo Police are holding a press conference to discuss the human remains that were found during yesterday's crime scene. kgns.tv/a?a=505853431

Posted by KGNS- TV 8 on Friday, February 15, 2019