Murdered infant’s ashes stolen following USPS mail carrier error

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque mother, whose baby was murdered by his father, wanted something special to remember her son. But, the keepsake she ordered to hold his ashes was stolen. Not during a car or home break-in, in this case, it appears the thief may have pulled a fast one on the postal worker.

“It had so much significance. I already knew where I was going to display it,” said April Sanchez, the mother of Felix Phillips. The 10-week-old was killed by his father, Spenser Phillips, in 2015.

“All I did was go to work. I had a four-hour shift and he couldn’t watch him for four hours,” said Sanchez. Investigators believe Phillips’ purposefully hit his son’s head, causing severe and, ultimately, fatal injuries.

“It was so severe his head blew up like an alien head. I mean it was so abnormal. It was full of blood. His eyes were full of blood. There was no coming back,” said Sanchez.

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