Two women have been arrested in Coachella, and charged with the death of a five year old child.
On Tuesday evening September 13th 2022 the Riverside County Sheriffs Department Major Crimes Unit and Central Homicide Unit arrested 37 year old Vanessa Rangel (left in photo above) at a home on Date Street in Coachella.
They also arrested her mother, 55 year old Hilaria Rangel (right in photo above) at another location in Coachella.
Hilaria Rangel is the maternal grandmother of the victim. Vanessa Rangel is the mother of the victim.
Both suspects are jailed on charges of child abuse resulting in great bodily injury and death.
The arrests are linked to September 8th 2022 when deputies were called to a home on South Kenmore Street in Coachella around 8 that night.
They found a five year old child who was not breathing.
Rescue efforts failed.
Child Abuse suspects Vanessa Rangel (L) and Hilaria Rangel (R) of Coachella.
Photo from Riverside County Sheriffs Dept