Mother arrested for abandonment after death of child

By Morgan Chesky - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A one year old boy is dead after what police say could be physical abuse. Early this morning, the boy, Jeremy Silva, was picked up by his aunt from his house on North Ross Street in Tyler. The aunt took Jeremy to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police tell us Jeremy's mother, Emma Torres, left her two children alone in her home on Ross street while her boyfriend drove her to work in Lindale. Tyler Police charged 19 year old Torres with abandoning or endangering a child which is a state jail felony.

Police are continuing to interview witnesses. The investigation will hinge on Silva's autopsy which will be done in Dallas. Child Protective Services has taken Silva's four year old child  into custody.

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