FOUR pairs of Christmas stockings were hung as “cover-ups” while the body of a preschooler lay in a garage freezer, grieving family members said.
The report said police found the body of 4-year-old Mason Dominguez in a trash bag covered with cardboard and food.
Mothers Brandon Toseland’s boyfriend was arrested and charged with murder and two counts of kidnapping.
Toseland “raise the red flag immediately” to the mother’s family after she introduced him as her boyfriend following the death of her husband and the father of her two children.
Her late husband Elijah Dominguez passed away from health complications in January 2021.
His sister, Marina Espinoza, told The Sun that there were holiday pictures posted on Facebook after December 11, which was the last time Mason’s mother told police she had seen him alive.
“The Christmas stockings are hung up like he’s still alive and he’s not,” she said.
Espinoza said she wished the boy’s mother would have called for help sooner, but Mason’s mother Stephen Stubbs told The Sun that’s unlikely.
“She was handcuffed, the house was full of motion detectors, the camera and the windows were covered,” he said. “Every door is locked, and she doesn’t have any keys.”
Toseland prevented her from asking questions about Mason or seeing him when he was ill, police said in their report obtained by The Sun through an open records request.
Toseland repeated, “He’ll lose his freedom,” whenever Mason’s mother asked about her son, according to police reports.
According to the police report, he allegedly controlled her every movement in their Las Vegas home and handcuffed her as they went out.
The police report said Toseland prevented her from leaving or entering certain rooms and tied her to furniture in her home.
Stubbs’ report and account back up what Mason’s grandmother told The Sun on Wednesday when she described Toseland as “controlling” and “envious.”
MASON BECOME A Sick
When Mason fell ill on December 11, Toseland allegedly locked him in the master bedroom and “barricaded the door,” the report said.
“In the following days, she was allowed back into the master bedroom, and she noticed a suitcase was missing,” police wrote in their report.
“Brandon then continued to detain (his girlfriend, name redefined) in his custody, sometimes tying/tying her, preventing her movement.”
He allegedly restrained her from entering the garage and took her cell phone and handcuffed her to the car every time they left the house, the report said.
The claim was “substantiated” after police stormed their Las Vegas home on Tuesday night after the mother’s eldest daughter delivered a letter to her elementary school teacher.
Police said handcuffs were found in Toseland’s car when detectives stopped them.
According to reports, the boy’s mother was in the front passenger seat.
No charges have been filed against the mother, as of Thursday, but police will not say either way if she is considered a suspect.
The investigation is ongoing.
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