Child’s Body Found in Freezer of SoCal Home; Woman Charged With Murder

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A child's body was discovered buried beneath a pile of frozen food in a freezer at home in the Barona Indian Reservation on Jan. 16, 2015. (Credit: KSWB)

A 32-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies of a man and a child were found in her home on the Barona Indian Reservation in Lakeside, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said Saturday.

The man’s body was found inside the home with gunshot wounds to his wrist and chest, said Lt. John Maryon. The child’s body was found “concealed in the freezer under some items of frozen foods,” he said.

No names or ages were released although hours earlier deputies had said they were searching for the woman’s 3-year-old son.

Elaina Rae Welch was booked into County Jail on two counts of murder, according to jail records.

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