Mother arrested in case of newborn found dead in ocean: Police

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Four-and-a-half years ago, a days-old newborn was found dead, floating in the ocean off the coast of Florida.

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On Thursday, authorities in Palm Beach County said that they have arrested the mother of the infant with the help of the same genetic genealogy technique that led to an arrest in the "Golden State Killer" case in California.

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Palm Beach County Special Investigations Unit Captain Steven Strivelli told reporters during a press briefing Thursday.

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Strivelli said. A $10,000 reward was offered for information leading to an arrest. None of the tips they received were helpful, though, and the cold case squad took the case, he said.

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