SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Southern California authorities have arrested a woman on suspicion of killing a 5-month-old baby nearly a quarter of a century ago.
Forty-nine-year-old Chris Tilghman of Riverside was arrested last week and remains jailed Tuesday on suspicion of murder.
Tilghman is suspected of killing Cole Terpack, who died at a hospital in August of 1990. Paramedics called to a San Bernardino home found the child unconscious and not breathing. Authorities say the infant was starved and had numerous broken bones.
The case went cold but it was revisited this year by cold-case investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
Authorities won't say what led them to Tilghman but they say she wasn't related to the baby.