A 6-year-old boy’s mother, Jakee Raquel Contreras, and twin sister Jennifer Rachel Contreras, were arrested for suspicion of murder on April 27, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.
— Victor Valley News Group VVNG.com (@VVNews) April 27, 2019
According to the Sheriff’s department, the mother said that the boy, Duke Flores, had not been seen for over a week. Authorities then immediately searched the area and took Jakee Contreras into custody on Thursday for not reporting his disappearance.
The investigation continued on Friday with interviews and searches, and after speaking with the detectives, Jakee Contreras was booked on suspicion of murder, and later her sister Jennifer was also arrested due to suspicion of murder, according to KTLA. They are both being held without bail.
Duke’s grandmother said that she hasn’t seen her grandson in 10 days, Duke has autism and has wandered off in the past, noted his family.
Guys I just found out my baby cousin is missing. He was last seen in Apple Valley, Ca. His name is Duke Flores. He is 6 years old. Please retweet this so we can get him home safely. pic.twitter.com/TKhFwPu2KB
— Natalie (@Natalie_ramos16) April 26, 2019
His godfather, Juan Contreras doesn’t believe that Jakee would harm her son, he said: “That’s her pride and joy.”
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) April 27, 2019
“I just want to find Duke. That’s all I really want,” the boy’s aunt, Lea Contreras, told KABC. “My sisters, they are where they are, but right now, what we really want is to find Duke.”
“We know that there’s no body in there,” Duke’s aunt Jennifer Gutierrez said, “So where is Duke?”
The child’s grandmother, Lydia Gutierrez, had not seen the child for some time and said she was suspicious of her daughter. When she asked Jakee about the missing boy, she told Lydia that Duke was being held at a mental facility for trying to smother a baby with a pillow.
Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective Narcie Sousa at (909) 387-3589 or Sheriff’s dispatch at (909) 387-8313. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at (800)78-CRIME or www.wetip.com.
Refer: Detective Narcie Sousa or Sergeant AJ Gibilterra
Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No. (909) 387-3589
Case No. 181901918 H#2019-035