SANFORD, Fla. — (WFTV
) The mother of a Sanford child whose body was discovered buried earlier this month has been arrested on murder charges.
Sanford Police said Wednesday that Rachel Fryer, 32, who was being held in the Seminole County Jail, is charged in the death of her daughter 2-year-old Tariji Gordon.
Tariji's body was found in a shallow grave in Crescent City, about an hour north of Sanford,
Fryer was arrested on charges of aggravated child neglect for failing to report her child was missing.
According to investigators, Tariji Gordon, stopped breathing and instead of calling 911, Fryer attempted CPR. Investigators said 30 minutes later, the toddler was dead.
Fryer’s original arrest papers said she turned herself in at the Sanford police station with a bag packed for jail and told detectives she made a deadly mistake.
Fryer also faces a number of other charges in connection to Tariji's death.