A NATIONWIDE manhunt has been launched for a 35-year-old mom after her young son's body was found on a Las Vegas hiking trail.
Samantha Moreno Rodriguez, 35, is the sole suspect in Liam Husted's shocking murder after his body was found at the end of May.
When did Liam Husted go missing?
The seven-year-old was last seen on May 26 in Laguna Bay with his mother Samantha.
They had left San Jose two days earlier in a 2007 dark blue Dodge Caliber which was "packed full of belongings".
A family friend had contacted San Jose police after seeing the e-fit released of the child who had been found on the hiking trail.
The FBI had offered up to $10,000 for information that would lead to the identification of Liam, known only as 'Little Zion' at the time, or his assailant.
The youngster's father, who police say is not a suspect in the case, contacted authorities on June 1 with concerns about his son's whereabouts – although he was "not trying to get the mother into trouble".
What happened to Liam Husted?
Liam Husted's body was discovered on a Mountain Springs hiking trail near Las Vegas early in the morning on May 28.
He was found in a "forest area" and police said he was the victim of a homicide.
No official cause of death has yet been revealed.
Authorities have launched a nationwide manhunt to track down his mother, Samantha Moreno Rodriguez.
The 35-year-old was last seen in the Denver area on May 31, checking into a hotel alone.
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