How law enforcement located Madeline Soto’s remains

More documents detailing the abuse and murder of 13-year-old Madeline Soto were released Wednesday. The nearly 900-page document reviews interviews with Soto’s mother and her mother’s boyfriend, Stephan Sterns, the man accused of raping and killing the child. girl. These documents include many facts that we already know about the case. Nonetheless, they paint a slightly more detailed picture of the level of abuse Madeline suffered, where Stephan Stern was on the day he disappeared, and how Madeline’s body was discovered. During the interview, detectives asked Sterns exactly where he had gone the day Madeline disappeared. . What he told them didn’t match where his car was seen in surveillance footage and didn’t match the Google Drive locations on his phone. Stern had said he dropped Madeline off at school around 8:30 that morning. she disappeared. However, investigators had video showing him throwing a tire, and several items they later discovered belonged to Madeline in a trash compactor in her apartment at 7:30 a.m. Detectives believe Madeline had already been murdered. seen with “her head visible, tilted over her left shoulder and her mouth open. She was strapped to the seat.” Around 9:40 that morning, Stern’s car was seen on camera pulling into the parking lot of a South John Young business. Pkwy. The document stated: “The male then walked to the front passenger side of the vehicle, opened the door, and then carried what appeared to be a female body member to the trunk of the vehicle. » The body was found by detectives hiding behind a row of bamboo near Hickory Tree Road in St. Nuage. The documents include a report from a criminal analyst supervisor tasked with “identifying areas of interest to search” based on tips received and video footage collected. They said they were contacted by a man on March 1 who had attended a press conference and wanted to report a possible sighting of the car belonging to Stephan Sterns. The man said he saw the car in February. On the 26th, the day Madeline was reported missing, she stopped on Hickory Tree Road around 1:30 p.m. He told law enforcement he saw a person with a tire iron in his hand outside the car. The day the witness spoke to law enforcement, he had actually taken photos of where he saw the car. He also showed them the same location on a map. Law enforcement was also able to obtain video from a street near Hickory Tree Road and found a possible match to Stern’s car traveling on Hickory Tree just before 2 p.m. The police went to the scene. They spotted locked gates on the east and west sides of the road. After the owner unlocked them, it only took a few minutes of walking before they noticed a pair of blue jeans. And finally, Madeline’s body.WESH 2 News reached out to Kissimmee police to ask if anyone else could potentially be arrested, but we have yet to hear back.RELATED: New video shows the Madeline Soto’s mother, Stephan Sterns, speaking with deputies after teen went missing while searching state. death sentence against Stephan Sterns in Madeline Soto casePolice: Madeline Soto’s mother said it was normal for a teenager to sleep in his stepfather’s bed ‘The light of my life’: family and Community members gather in Osceola County to honor Madeline Soto at vigil

More documents detailing the abuse and murder of 13-year-old Madeline Soto were released Wednesday.

The nearly 900-page document traces interviews with Soto’s mother and her mother’s boyfriend, Stephan Sterns, the man accused of raping and murdering the little girl.

These documents include many facts that we already know about the case. Yet they paint a slightly more detailed picture of the level of abuse Madeline was subjected to, where Stephan Stern was on the day she disappeared, and how Madeline’s body was discovered.

During the interview, detectives asked Sterns exactly where he had gone the day Madeline disappeared. What he told them didn’t match where his car was seen in surveillance footage and didn’t match the Google Drive locations on his phone.

Stern had said he dropped Madeline off at school around 8:30 a.m. the morning she disappeared.

However, investigators had video of him throwing a tire, and several items they later discovered belonged to Madeline in a trash compactor in her apartment at 7:30 a.m.

Detectives believe Madeline had already been murdered.

In several videos, she was seen with “her head visible, tilted over her left shoulder and her mouth open. She was strapped to the seat.”

Around 9:40 that morning, Stern’s car was seen on camera entering the parking lot of a business on South John Young Pkwy.

The document states: “The male then walked to the front passenger side of the vehicle, opened the door, and then carried what appeared to be a female member to the trunk of the vehicle. »

Documents also revealed how Madeline’s body was found by detectives hiding behind a row of bamboo near Hickory Tree Road in St. Louis. Cloud.

The documents include a report from a criminal analyst supervisor tasked with “identifying areas of interest to search” based on tips received and video footage collected.

They said they were contacted by a man on March 1 who had attended a press conference and wanted to report a possible sighting of the car belonging to Stephan Sterns.

The man said he saw the car in February. On the 26th, the day Madeline was reported missing, she stopped on Hickory Tree Road around 1:30 p.m. He told law enforcement he saw a person with a tire iron in his hand outside the car.

The day the witness spoke to law enforcement, he had actually taken photos of the location where he saw the car. He also showed them the same location on a map.

Law enforcement was also able to obtain video from a street near Hickory Tree Road and found a possible match to Stern’s car traveling on Hickory Tree just before 2 p.m.

The police went to the scene. They spotted locked gates on the east and west sides of the road. After the owner unlocked them, it only took a few minutes of walking before they noticed a pair of blue jeans. And finally, Madeline’s body.

WESH 2 News reached out to Kissimmee Police to ask if anyone else could potentially be arrested, but we have not yet heard back.

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