An autopsy of the child from the Maricopa County Medical Examiner revealed not only did she ingest a lethal dose of meth, but also had a wad of paper lodged in her esophagus
Soon after the death of that child, police say Linares gave birth to another baby, who was also filled with meth.
That child was taken by the state and placed into the care of other family members. Linares, meanwhile, hit the road.
Police made multiple attempts to track down Linares before locating her at her apartment near North 4th Avenue and West Camelback Road in Phoenix on Wednesday.
Linares was brought to the Glendale police headquarters, where she told police she had been visiting to-and-from Mexico to avoid police
, and noted she has been meth addict since she was 15.
When asked how her child died, Linares said and that she kept her meth stash in the same drawer as snacks for the 9-month-old kid, and the child probably mistook the meth for food.
Linares was booked into the Maricopa County Jail, and is facing charges of second-degree murder as well as child abuse.