Family backs mom of infant found dead along California river

Mar 1, 2015 2:26 PM by News Staff

KNIGHTS LANDING, Calif. (AP) - The husband and family of the mother suspected in the death of her 20-day-old boy are supporting her.

The parents of Samantha Green said in a statement Sunday that their daughter loved the infant Justice Rees "very much" and that she would never intentionally harm him.

The Sacramento Bee reported the parents' statement Sunday.

Green's husband told a local television station that she and the baby were fleeing some undefined threat. He said he stands by his wife.

Th3e body pf Green's baby was found along the banks of the Sacramento River Wednesday about 30 miles east of Sacramento after mother and son was reported missing Monday.

The coroner says the baby drowned or died of hypothermia. Green is being held without bail in Yolo County jail.

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