Police Searching for Body of Md. Toddler

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Authorities are searching for the body of an Annapolis toddler who police say was killed by her mother earlier this week.

Annapolis police said Chelsea Booth confessed to smothering her 2-year-old daughter, Kassidey, and disposing of her body in a dumpster.

Investigators now are looking for the body in railcars that were headed to a landfill, NBC 4 reports. Police believe the dumpster’s contents were placed on one of those railcars.

Police said Thursday that Booth, 25, was taken into custody and charged with first- and second-degree murder in the disappearance of her daughter. The investigation into Kassidey’s disappearance began Wednesday after a neighbor said they hadn’t seen the child in several days.

Police said further investigation led to Booth confessing to smothering Kassidey and disposing of her body in a dumpster.

Booth, who is being held without bond, also is charged with first-degree child abuse resulting in death.

The investigation is ongoing.

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