Mom accused in death of 2-year-old daughter

Woman arrested after body of Sanford girl found in Putnam County

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VIDEO: Investigators find 2-year-old Tarji Gordan's body in a shallow grave near Cresent City in Putnam County. Police say the child's mother turned herself in on a charge of aggravated child neglect. They're still searching for her boyfriend.

SANFORD, Fla. - Sanford police arrested Rachel Fryer on Wednesday in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Tariji Gordon.

Fryer, 32, was charged with homicide, aggravated child abuse, evidence destruction/tampering and the mishandling of a dead human body/remains.

Fryer remains jailed at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility. She was originally arrested on child neglect charges after the death of her 2-year-old daughter earlier this month.

Fryer says she found the girl unresponsive and couldn't revive her. She allegedly admitted to police she then put the girl's body in a suitcase and drove to Putnam County before burying the girl's remains in a shallow grave.

The investigation into Tariji's death and 2011 the death of her brother, 2-month-old Tavontae Gordon, are ongoing.

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