TACOMA, Washington - A 2-year-old Tacoma boy is dead, and his mother has admitted to killing him Friday morning, Tacoma police told KIRO 7.
According to police, Aleesha Walker allegedly called 911 and admitted to the crime.
When officers arrived at the scene, they took Walker into custody and found her child, Noah.
Noah was rushed to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.
The cause of the boy's death is unknown at this time, and an investigation is under way.
KIRO 7’s Richard Thompson spoke with investigators and neighbors, and they told him information about the mother and child.
“A mother at the house here calling and saying she killed her child,” said Mark Fulghum, of the Tacoma Police Department.
Neighbors were shocked to hear of Noah's death.
“She seemed fine to me, like a normal person. I can’t imagine her wanting to hurt her child,” said neighbor Lisa Portillo. “He was a cute little boy, always running around, playing in the yard.”
KIRO 7 learned that Walker has a criminal history that included convictions for prostitution and assault charges.
Police said a motive hasn’t been determined yet, and Walker has been booked on suspicion of first-degree murder.
Walker is expected to make her first court appearance Monday.
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