Sources have reportedly told a Las Vegas news station that Terrell Jones has confessed to killing Amari Nicholson.
According to CBS 8, Terrell Rhodes, the boyfriend of 2-year-old Amari’s mother, is currently being booked into jail on suspicion of murder. The little boy has still not been found but police are reportedly searching for his body.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, in a statement issued to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas police said they were alerted to a child who vanished from the 3600 block of Paradise Road, near East Twain Avenue on May 6.
The child, identified as Amari, was reportedly last seen at 6 a.m., although according to Metro dispatch logs, he was reported kidnapped at 3 p.m.
Amari’s mother, Tayler Nicholson, told Fox 5 that the boy was taken from the Emerald Suites, where her boyfriend, Rhodes, was staying with the child. Rhodes initially said someone knocked on their room door and said she was the sister of Amari’s father and was there to take the boy with her.
Nicholson said she was in Colorado at the time with her mother, but she admitted she told Rhodes that “someone would be stopping by” after the couple got into an argument. Nicholson never said who would be stopping by or why, but Rhodes said he still had the message “in his head” when the woman picked up Amari.
Rhodes said he tried to call Nicholson to confirm, but she was still sleeping and didn’t answer the call.
The latest developments in the case happened Tuesday afternoon. The motive and other surrounding factors are still unclear.
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[Feature Photo: Amari Nicholson/Handout]