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Authorities: Girl's death hidden for year by mom

Published On: Jul 02 2013 08:55:50 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 02 2013 02:27:10 PM CDT

HOUSTON (AP) -

The death of 3-year-old Lee'onna Ramirez remained hidden for a year as authorities say her mother kept them at bay with conflicting stories on her whereabouts.

One scenario was that the child was living with her father in Mexico.

Investigators allege Lee'onna's mother, Sabrina Maria Deleon, failed to get her daughter medical help when the child suffered a seizure and died in their Houston-area home sometime last year. They say Deleon then wrapped the girl's body in a blanket and threw her away with the trash.

Deleon, who's 26, remained jailed Monday on bonds totaling $300,000 on charges of injury to a child and evidence tampering.
    
Her attorney, Rudy Duarte, didn't return calls seeking comment Monday.
    
Authorities are unsure they will be able to locate Lee'onna's body.