Paola Vargas-Ortiz has spent the past four weeks at a mental-health facility, ever since police found her infant son dead in a freezer at her father’s Homestead home.
On Thursday, Miami-Dade homicide detectives visited the clinic and she was released into their custody. Vargas-Ortiz, 37, was escorted to jail. She has been charged with killing 4-month-old Hugo. Investigators determined that he died from a lack of oxygen and had a piece of cotton stuffed high in his nostril.