A woman who recently had a miscarriage earlier this year is accused of stabbing a mother to death and then kidnapping her 6-week-old daughter. Carolina Flores, 33, was found dead in her Houston apartment on Tuesday by family members. Her baby, Shamali, was missing.
Police almost immediately theorized that the culprit was a woman who had lost a child and wanted to try to pass Shamali off as her own baby, the Washington Post reported.
A day later, Erika Jisela Miranda-Alvarez, 28, was arrested and charged with capital murder for the death of Flores. Shamali was found alive and unharmed at Alvarez’s home, which she shared with her boyfriend.
Alvarez was an acquaintance of the victim. Police said she was due to give birth in January but suffered a miscarriage instead, according to ABC7. Police believe she has since faked a pregnancy. It is unclear if Alvarez has an attorney who