The case of a lady who police consider deserted her 2-yr-previous daughter at a Riverside grocery store – and stated “Oh, simply depart her,” when a bystander tried to reunite them – has outraged the area people and drawn nationwide consideration.
The extreme scrutiny following the Riverside Police Division’s launch of surveillance video from the shop helped generate ideas that led police to determine after which find a suspect. Chiengkham Vilaysane, 31, was introduced in for questioning, then booked into jail about eight p.m., data present.
Tv information vans, each English- and Spanish-language, spent a lot of Tuesday camped outdoors the grocery store, speaking to clients, and a close-by police station, hoping to catch her as she was arrested.
On Fb, social media customers who discovered accounts underneath the suspect’s identify crammed the pages with vitriolic feedback. Lots of them are unprintable. Many didn’t assume, because the authorized system does, innocence till guilt is proved. The kinder feedback hoped the lady would get psychological-well being help if she did what she is accused of.
Police launched surveillance video Monday from the Meals four Much less at 4250 Van Buren Blvd., the place the woman was left Sunday night. Officer Ryan Railsback stated ideas from the general public helped them determine Vilaysane by Tuesday morning.
“We’re one hundred pc assured that this woman is the one who was on the video,” he stated.
Later, somebody noticed Vilaysane at a Chase financial institution and alerted police, who took her into custody, Railsback stated.
Little is publicly recognized about Vilaysane.
A search of Riverside County Superior Courtroom data turned up no legal historical past or civil instances underneath her identify.
Her metropolis of residence wasn’t clear; police stated they believed she lived within the Riverside space. Additionally they stated she might go by “Cindy.”
Fb pages with variants of her identify – Chiengkham Vilaysane, Vilaysane Chiengkham and Chiengkham Cindy, picturing comparable-wanting individuals and sharing a few of the similar pals – solely add to the thriller.
One web page says she lives in Riverside, attended Jurupa Valley Excessive Faculty and Summit School, and works for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Division.
One other lists her employer because the Division of Protection, “October 2006 to current,” and says elsewhere that she lives in Riverside and within the Homeland space west of Hemet.
A 3rd says she’s a dental assistant dwelling in Hemet.
The Sheriff’s Division says Vilaysane has by no means spent a day on the payroll; the opposite job claims couldn’t instantly be verified.
Riverside police urged anybody with details about the case to contact detective Paul Miranda at 951-353-7945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simply earlier than 6 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a name a few youngster who had been discovered on the Meals four Much less, officers stated in a information launch.
Police stated a had lady entered the shop, trailed by a toddler. Whereas the lady was purchasing, the…