Monica Dominguez, 37 and Gerardo Zavala Loredo, 32 have been charged with child endangerment, abuse of a corpse and evidence tampering, police said.
Authorities allege that Dominguez and Loredo attempted to dispose of their daughter Rebecca Zavala’s remains by placing them in an acid-filled container. Dominguez told authorities her daughter drowned while she wasn’t being properly supervised.
Laredo police and a HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials) team discovered the bucket with human remains inside a closet in the family’s apartment after receiving a tip about suspicious activity in the area.
Dominguez and Zavala Loredo have four other children, who have been placed in protective custody while the investigation is underway.