A grandmother has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a toddler was found stabbed and baked in an oven. Carolyn Jones, 48, is accused of killing Royalty Marie Flaw at her home on Monday evening. Police were called to her house in Shaw, Mississipi, after a relative found the 20-month-old’s body inside the oven.
Sheriff Kelvin Williams said they thought the child had been stabbed and burned. He said:
‘I have been in law enforcement a long time and one of the hardest things that I have experienced is when you see a child as a victim. ‘It’s trying for us to come upon a scene and see a victim such as this. A family member came home and saw that something had happened. ‘They found the child in the oven and called the Shaw Police Department who in turn contacted us to assist in a homicide investigation.’
Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said officials were still investigating the cause of the girl’s death, as well as when the girl died and whether that was before she was placed in the oven.
Veronica Jones,the toddler’s mum,started a GoFundMe page saying:
‘Royalty was so beautiful & I loved her more than anything in the world. I’m starting this gofundme to take care of the funeral arrangements of Royalty Marie Floyd. Anything that is giving will deeply appreciated.’