Guatemala arrests suspect in migrant smuggling murder of boy

Prosecutors in Guatemala say they have arrested a suspect in the slaying of a child whose mother was forced into prostitution by migrant smugglers

GUATEMALA CITY -- Prosecutors in Guatemala said Wednesday they have arrested a suspect in the slaying of a child whose mother was forced into prostitution by migrant smugglers.

Traffickers then told the woman, 24, they would kill her son unless she worked as a prostitute.

She did for several days, but the boy was killed anyway, and his body was left at a trash dump near the Mexico-Guatemala border.

Prosecutors said they arrested Luisa Odilia Ramírez on charges of migrant trafficking and kidnapping. A man believed to be the smuggler is also being sought, but has not been located.