Florida mother admitted hitting toddler, leaving him in woods

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Largo police arrested 21-year-old Charisse Stinson late Tuesday.

The Amber Alert was canceled Tuesday after the young boy's body was found. After the boy suffered repeated seizures, Stinson brought him to the wooded area Sunday and departed without him, police say. Local media reports say she told officers the two were walking Saturday night when she accepted a ride from a stranger.

According to court documents, the boy's father returned him home to Stinson earlier this year after weekend visitation, but Stinson apparently didn't want Jordan back yet and a fight ensued. When she woke up around 1:30 a.m.in a wooded area of Largo Central Park, Jordan was nowhere to be found, she told officials.

Since his disappearance, authorities had been searching for Jordan and asking residents to check any places near their homes where young children might go to hide.

"This was a sad end to Jordan's life", Largo police said on Facebook. She told police a freaky story about getting into a vehicle with man she didn't know before being knocked unconscious by him.

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The Largo Police Department is expected to release more information Wednesday.

LARGO — On Friday, a caseworker visited the apartment Jordan Belliveau shared with his mother, police said. "It was all fabricated by Stinson to help cover her alibi for what she had actually done", Chaney said.

She then carried his body to some woods near a ball field a few minutes away from her apartment complex and dumped his body, it was reported.

For almost a week, multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Largo Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement searched bodies of water, reviewed surveillance footage, deployed canine search teams and interviewed family in the hunt for the child. Injuries Stinson said she received were self-inflicted, Chaney said.

Family members and police confirmed Jordan had recently reunited with his mother after a stay in foster care.

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Jordan's parents have a turbulent history. They have both been arrested on separate occasions for violence against the other, according to court records in the possession of ABC News.

Chaney said they got information, though not from Stinson, that led them to the area where Jordan's body was found.

It said, "The loss of this child is profoundly saddening. While Pinellas County Sheriff's Office conducts all child protective and child death investigations in that county, not DCF, the department will continue to support", DCF said in a statement. "Parts of her story didn't make sense, but we know from working missing persons cases that sometimes people's recollections aren't good".

Jordan was failed by the system. "Most folks knew the Jordan that was laid back with an easy smile and a twinkle in his eye".

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