Phoenix police: Body of missing mother believed to be found; ex-boyfriend arrested

PHOENIX - Phoenix police say a body believed to be that of a young mother who went missing after her infant daughter was found abandoned has been discovered and the woman's ex-boyfriend has been arrested.

Police say a burned body discovered near 107th Avenue and Camelback Road is believed to be 21-year-old Jasmine Rain Dunbar, who hasn't been seen or heard from since about 9 p.m. Tuesday when she and her 7-month-old child were last seen at a residence in the area of North 51st Avenue and West Thomas Road.

Sgt. Jonathan Howard says the child was found after motorists called police to report seeing the child in a car seat along a street in the area of North 83rd Avenue and West Minnezona Avenue.

Police say Jasmine's family reported that she was last seen with her ex-boyfriend, Antwaun Ware, who was located and brought in for questioning by police.

Based on evidence gathered, Ware was arrested for one count of first-degree murder, kidnapping, abandonment of a body, and child abuse, according to police. He's been booked into Maricopa County Jail.

Official identification of the discovered body is pending for scientific analysis.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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