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Mom Arrested For Death Of Baby Justice

KNIGHTS LANDING (CBS13) — The Yolo County Sheriff's Department announced that Samantha Green has been arrested in connection with the death of her three-week-old baby.

Green was arrested after being taken in for another round of questioning late Friday night.

A press conference will be held at 10 a.m. by the sheriff's department.


Green and her baby, Justice Rees, went missing earlier this week. Green emerged from a Knights Landing slough on Tuesday night, telling a man who lived nearby to call 911 and that her baby was dead.

Search crews worked through the night on Tuesday to find Justice, but it wasn't until Wednesday morning that they found the baby's body.

A candelight vigil was held on Wednesday night, which the family did not attend. Green and her fiancé were reportedly questioned by police for hours, though no arrests were made.

The Yolo County coroner said on Thursday that while an official cause of death for Baby Justice would still be weeks away, drowning and hypothermia were two possibilities. Justice's grandmother told CBS13 she was relieved the autopsy did not reveal obvious signs of trauma or injury to the baby.

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