It is unclear whether Rodriguez has a lawyer. according to the press release Authorities are seeking extradition to Las Vegas.
father contacted the police After the couple disappeared for several days.
Husted̵7;s father contacted San Jose police on June 1 about the missing mother and son, Lt. Ray Spencer said at a news conference.
The father told San Jose police he had not seen or heard of Rodriguez or his son since he arrived at the house where they lived May 24, according to Spencer.
Spencer said everything that belonged to the mother and son was gone. The father found a message from Rodriguez saying that she and the boy were leaving him. And she will find a new home for them both.
“There is nothing suspicious in that statement that would lead me to believe that Husted or Samantha was involved in any foul play. or is there any danger That could happen next week,” Spencer said.
Don’t want to cause trouble for Rodriguez. And there’s no reason to think Hasted is in danger. The boy’s father chose not to file a report on his parents’ kidnapping. Spencer said
On June 4, Rodriguez’s friends saw a body of the boy released to the media and the person contacted the San Jose Police Department. Spencer said
She told police that Husted could be the child in the sketch, according to Spencer.
San Jose police contacted a colleague in Las Vegas. And the detective flew to California to collect pillows from Hasted’s bedroom. Spencer said The Las Vegas Police Forensic Laboratory used DNA to positively identify the body as Husted, Spencer said.
Investigators learned that Rodriguez was spotted at a Las Vegas hotel on May 27, and they thought Husted was still alive at the time.
Awards are offered
The FBI has offered rewards of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification of the boy or anyone involved in his murder.
It was unclear whether the award was claimed, and the FBI did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for additional information.
CNN’s Steve Almasy contributed to this report.