ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A lawyer who represents the Georgia mother of a boy who authorities say was abducted and identified from human remains at a remote New Mexico compound says she now has “some sense of closure in this matter.”
The lawyer for Hakima Ramzi, M. Khurram Baig, said Thursday in a statement that she will now turn her attention “toward giving her son a proper burial in accordance with Islamic traditions.”
He also says she will cooperate with authorities in their investigation into the death of Abdul-ghani Wahhaj.
Authorities say he was three when he died and was discovered on what would have been his fourth birthday.
The boy went missing in December in Jonesboro, Georgia.
Authorities say his, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, had told his wife he wanted to perform a ritual on the child, later said he was taking the boy to a park and didn’t return.