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4-year-old girl's body found in dumpster, mother charged in Florida

MIAMI, Fla. (CBS12/SBG) - Police arrested and charged the mother of a 4-year-old girl after finding her body in a dumpster in Miami. Authorities said the girl's mother confessed to being involved in her death.

Investigators say 31-year-old Tina Farrington said she became angry after her daughter talked back to her on Halloween. According to the arrest report from Miami-Dade Police, the mother claimed she suffocated her daughter with a pillow and stuffed her unconscious body in the trunk of her car.

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Almost a week later, police said Farrington noticed a foul odor coming from her car. At 1 a.m. on Sunday, police said Farrington removed her daughter's body and threw it in the trash.

A man throwing out his trash at the Tuscany Place apartment complex found the girl's body in a dumpster on Sunday afternoon.

She was in her pajamas and wrapped in a Disney blanket, according to CBS Miami, who identified the girl as 4-year-old Tani Paige.

Police found bruises to the girl's arms, legs and torso, according to the report.

 


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