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More abuse charges against couple accused of concealing body

Skeletal Remains Child Abuse
Skeletal Remains Child Abuse
Posted at 10:00 AM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 15:09:06-05

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix couple charged with child abuse and concealing skeletal remains at their home two years after their daughter was last seen alive has been indicted on additional charges.

The indictment that became public Friday adds two child abuse charges each against Rafael Loera and Maribel Loera.

The couple hasn't been charged in the death of Ana Loera, who hadn't been seen since 2017.

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office said prosecutors will decide whether to file additional charges once the cause of death has been determined.

Court records didn't list attorneys who are representing the Loeras.