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4-Year-Old Boy Found In Freezer As Police Rescue His Kidnapped Mom From Allegedly Abusive Boyfriend

As police rescued a woman who was allegedly kidnapped by her boyfriend Brandon Toseland, they discovered the remains of 4-year-old Mason Dominguez in a garage freezer.

By Gina Tron
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The remains of a toddler have been found in a Las Vegas freezer as police allegedly rescued the child’s mother from a kidnapping.

The investigation began on Tuesday morning when the Clark County School District Police Department notified the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department that an elementary student arrived at the school “with a note from her mother claiming she was being held against her will at a home,” a Wednesday press release from the police department states. The address of the home was included in the note.

“The mother also wrote that she did not know the whereabouts of her toddler and that she believed the child was possibly deceased,” the press release states

Police responded to the address where they were able to locate the mother as well as her boyfriend, 35-year-old Brandon Toseland. 

“The woman told detectives she had undergone abuse by Toseland, and she was not allowed to leave the house alone or enter the garage,” police stated. “She also confirmed she had not seen her toddler since December 2021, and she believed he was deceased. Homicide detectives were notified and assumed the investigation.”

During a search of the home, “detectives located the remains of a toddler inside a freezer in the garage,” police state.

The toddler has been identified as 4-year-old Mason Dominguez, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The cause and manner of death of the boy will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Toseland was arrested on Tuesday and booked for one count of open murder and two counts of kidnapping. He’s being held without bail, according to online jail records.

The name of the mother and the surviving child have not been released. The mother’s attorney Stephen Stubbs, told the Associated Press that Toseland allegedly abused her physically, sexually and emotionally for months. He claims that Toseland threatened to kill her children if she left him.

It is not clear if Toseland has a lawyer.

A crowd gathered around the home where Dominguez’s remains were found on Wednesday. One woman played “Amazing Grace” on her phone as respects were paid to the slain boy, according to the Review-Journal.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com.

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