Camden County mom charged with murder, child cruelty in death of 5-year-old child

KINGSLAND, Ga. — The Camden County Sheriff's Office with the help of the Kingsland Police Department and the Naval Criminal Investigative Services, is investigating the death of a five-year-old child.

According to a release from CCSO, one of its officers was waved down by a man and woman in a car on Monday.


The officer said the couple did not speak fluent English, but Cpl. Officer Lamar Brown was able to decipher that a child in the woman's lap was unconscious.

According to the report, the man and woman were escorted to the Camden Medical Center where the condition of the child worsened.

The child was then taken by helicopter to Wolfson Children's Hospital, where the child died.

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The Medical Examiner's Office in Jacksonville conducted a post-mortem investigation, according to the report, and detectives found that the child's death was due to abuse by the child's mother.

The mother, Maria Miranda Alas, 25, was charged with two counts of cruelty to a child and murder, according to the report.

Alas' boyfriend, Max Mejia Meza, 23, was charged with making a false statements and writings.

The report stated that NCIS is involved in the investigation, but that neither suspect has served in the military.

CCSO said the investigation is ongoing at this time.

If you would like to help the family, here is a link to the Go Fund Me.