Body of 3-year-old found buried in backyard in Thatcher - Tucson News Now

Body of 3-year-old found buried in backyard in Thatcher

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A toddler's body was found in a backyard northeast of Tucson.

The 3-year-old's body was found buried in a backyard in Thatcher, near Safford.

Investigators say a child left alone in a hotel room told a worker that the sister went missing back in 2012. That led them to the home's backyard and the girl's body was found.

The mother and the mother's boyfriend are being called persons of interest in the case. Anna Marie Sanchez and Joshua Cisneros are currently in jail on unrelated charges. Police are investigating the case as a homicide.

Our Fox affiliate in Phoenix says it was a big hit to the small community. Neighbors couldn't believe a child could go missing without anyone noticing. They said Sanchez told them the little girl went to live with her father in Tucson.

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