Georgia Mother Arrested for Murder After Human Remains Are Found in Search for Missing Four-Year-Old Son

Four-year-old Jayceon was reported missing January 20. (Georgia Bureau of Investigation)

A Georgia mom was slapped with a murder charge when cops searching for her missing 4-year-old son uncovered human remains, authorities said.

Keara Cotton is facing charges of concealing a death and cruelty to children. (Georgia Bureau of Investigation)

Keara Cotton, 27, is also facing charges of concealing a death and cruelty to children although the human remains have not yet been identified as her missing son, Jayceon Mathis, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release.

Jayceon was reported missing Jan. 20 by family members who said they hadn’t seen the child in months, the GBI said. The 4-year-old had lived with his mother in Vienna, about two hours south of Atlanta.

On Monday, police asked on social media for the public’s help in finding the missing child and said they hadn’t been able to find Cotton since the complaint was filed. Later that same day, Cotton was arrested and initially charged with two counts of cruelty to children, the GBI announced on Twitter.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Mark Lungariello