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Mother of “Baby Jacob” Indicted by Galveston County Grand Jury in Death of Jayden Alexander Lopez
News Release
Tuesday, August 07, 2018

GALVESTON – On Tuesday August 7, 2018, a Galveston County Grand Jury indicted Rebecca Suzanne Rivera, for the first degree felony offense of Injury to a Child by Omission Causing Serious Bodily Injury and the second degree offense Tampering With Physical Evidence.  Rivera was indicted in relation to the death of Jayden Alexander Lopez, her four year old son.

The indictment of Rivera is the culmination of a multi-agency investigation spearheaded by the Galveston Police Department. Jaden’s body was located on the beach in Galveston, Texas in the afternoon of October 20, 2017. Because Jayden’s identity was originally unknown, the Galveston Police Department enlisted the help of the public to identify the child. Jaden was given the name “Baby Jacob” during the search to discover his identity and was ultimately identified through information gained from tips submitted by the public.

If convicted Rivera faces a range of punishment on the Injury to a Child charge of five years to ninety-nine years or life in prison, and a range of punishment of two to twenty years in prison for the charge of Tampering with Physical Evidence.

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