NOTE: This story was originally posted Thursday, April 26, and updated Friday morning, April 27.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- (KMPH) -- The body of a young boy has been found, and his mother and her boyfriend have been arrested as his suspected killers.
Police launched an investigation Wednesday night into the disappearance of 2-year-old Ramon Angel Reyes-Chavez.
Police Sgt. Brian Holcombe emphasized Thursday afternoon that even though a body was found, “There’s been no formal confirmation as to the identity of that young boy."
The body was found down a trail, on land, near Democrat Hot Springs in the Kern River Canyon. Holcombe wouldn't say what led Bakersfield investigators to the remote location.
Police also haven't commented on how they believe the child died.
Police announced late Thursday that the missing child's mother, 19-year-old Ayled Chavez, was arrested on suspicion of murder, child abuse and conspiracy.