911 Call Released Linked To Home of Dead NM Boy

Feb 5, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police have released a 911 recording linked to an address where a 9-year-old Albuquerque boy was found dead six months later.

On the 911 call released yesterday and recorded June 2013, a male is heard verbally abusing and using expletives at someone named "Omaree." A woman's voice also is heard screaming as a child cries in the background.

Albuquerque police later traced the call to the same site where 9-year-old Omaree Varela would be found dead in December.

The boy's mother, 38 year-old Synthia Varela-Casaus, was indicted on several charges last month after police say she repeatedly kicked the boy, resulting in his death.

Police say Albuquerque police officers were dispatched to the home in June but no report was written.

Authorities do not know who made the call and it's unclear if prosecutors will use it as evidence.