CALLAWAY, Fla. — A Florida Panhandle woman is accused of a grisly crime. Investigators say she killed her 3-year-old son and stuffed the boy’s body in a suitcase. Investigators are considering “ritualistic sacrifice” among the possible reasons why the boy was killed.
Bay County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Ruth Corley said that the woman’s roommate went to a fire department Tuesday to report that 27-year-old Egypt Moneeck Robinson had killed her son. The fire department contacted the sheriff’s office and deputies responded to the home.
Robinson and her friend were in the front yard and seemed distraught. Robinson told deputies “I killed my baby and put him inside of the suitcase,” according to a news release.
Robinson was placed into custody and deputies found the body of her son, Aries Juan Acevedo, 3, in a suitcase floating in a body of water behind the home. The Associated Press reported that the woman made statements while being taken to the hospital about needing to save the child from the end of the world. That’s why the ritualistic sacrifice is being considered as a reason.
Sheriff’s office investigators learned that Robinson arrived in Bay County about two years ago from Massachusetts and had worked as a stripper at local strip clubs.
Robinson’s friend, who lived with her on Benton Drive, told investigators about an incident that happened on Saturday. Robinson had locked herself in her room with the child and the roommate could hear the child crying.
The roommate asked her if everything was all right and she said yes and he left. When the roommate returned, he found her covered in blood from cuts that appeared to be self-inflicted. The friend bandaged the wounds and asked about the child.
Robinson told him her child was with friends. The roommate became suspicious and finally, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, contacted authorities about his concerns for the child.
Egypt Moneek Robinson was taken to a local hospital and given medical treatment for self-inflicted wounds. She remained at the hospital overnight.
She was charged with murder.
“This touches everyone, everyone has children, everyone has grandchildren. I can’t picture anyone harming a 3-year-old child for any reason. There is no excuse,” said Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen
The autopsy was performed by the Medical Examiner and cause of the child’s death appears to be a stab wound.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.