In Pedro Juan Caballero, the capital city of Paraguay, a 3-year-old child was raped and died after her mother reportedly traded her for crack cocaine from a drug dealer.
Aurelia Salinas, Luz Maida’s mother, woke her up in the middle of the night and shoved her into the arms of her lover, a drug dealer.
Salinas, 42, allegedly abducted the little child in return for 30 crack cocaine pieces, which were worth roughly $12.
Heartbreaking CCTV film captures young Luz struggling to free herself from the strange guy her mother gave her.
The father is seen walking along a muddy road while carrying Luz, who is wearing a blue outfit with figures from Disney’s “Frozen” on it.
The girl’s body was discovered by terrified neighbors inside an abandoned home little over 24 hours later.
The dealer, who has not been identified, is said to have raped and killed the 3-year-old, according to a story by the Daily Mail, and her body was discovered draped in a shirt and lying on top of a bed.
According to early accounts, the 3-year-old was smothered.
According to local media, Salinas allegedly confessed to authorities that she was involved in the murder of her daughter as she was being taken into custody.
The article also stated that her partner eventually admitted to the crime.
Initially telling police that Luz had vanished while she was sleeping, Salinas later admitted selling Luz for crack cocaine after officers found the CCTV footage.
Along with her boyfriend and a second 17-year-old who is allegedly involved, the 42-year-old was detained.
Police said that Salinas was using drugs as they looked for her daughter and appeared unconcerned about her location.
More than 300 residents reportedly showed out for Luz’s burial, and thereafter, a group of neighbors set fire to the home where her body was found.
According to investigators, the family’s “history of tragedies” began with the death of the mother of eight.
Investigations are being conducted in both incidents.