Jackee Contreras was immediately taken in custody for alleged child neglect due to her delay in reporting her son missing, authorities said. Deputies conducted a search of the area that proved fruitless.On Saturday morning, the Sheriff’s Department released a statement naming Duke’s mother and his aunt, Jennifer Rachel Contreras, as murder suspects. The 29-year-old twin sisters were each being held without bail.
Jackee Contreras was booked on the murder charge after being interviewed by homicide detectives.
Saturday’s arrests were announced about two hours before relatives and friends had planned to conduct an organized search for Duke in the Apple Valley area.
“The investigation is ongoing and detectives are continuing the search for Duke Flores,” the news release said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Narcie Sousa of the sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 387-3589 or sheriff’s dispatch at (909) 387-8313.
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