Family in Mourning after Five-Year-Old’s Death

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DAVIS —

Family can’t get the loveable image of 5-year-old Tatianna out of their heads.

They’ll never have the chance to hold her in their arms again.

Today, the only indication police were outside the home she shared with her mother, Aquelin Talamantes, last night: a piece of yellow crime scene tape still tied around the sprinkler.

The family is still in tears, after police found Tatianna’s body in the trunk of the mother’s car.

The family tells FOX40 there was a history of mental illness the mother suffered.

“The backgrounds on the suspect, the victim and anybody involved, they’re usually thoroughly investigated in a case like this,” said Lieutenant Paul Doroshov of the Davis Police Department.

Family members themselves seek counseling and ask for help for Tatianna’s burial. After we spoke, they requested privacy.

Sacramento Police made the gruesome discovery yesterday outside this apartment complex on pocket road.

Lt. Doroshov told FOX40 a Davis officer checked on mother and child yesterday morning, after a motor officer made an unrelated traffic stop outside the home. Police said Talamantes told the officer she wasn’t able to care for her child. But police left after everything looked in order in and around the home.

But officers returned after family worried they hadn’t seen the girl with her mother.

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