Sheriff Williams added: 'The Bolivar County Sheriff's Office is working in conjunction with the Shaw Police Department, the Bolivar County District Attorney's office, the Bolivar County Coroner's office, and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation to collect all the evidence so that we can ensure justice for this innocent victim.
Jones is jailed on $500,000 bail. The grandmother was taken in for questioning but has not yet been named or formally charged with a crime, according to the Associated Press. The state's pathologist will try to discern whether the infant was dead prior to being baked in the oven.
'Royalty was so handsome & I loved her more than anything in the world, ' the toddler's mother Veronica Jones wrote on a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her funeral.
Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said officials are still investigating the cause of the girl's death, as well as when the girl died and whether that was before she was placed in the oven.
Shaw, with 2,000 residents, is about 100 miles northwest of Jackson in Mississippi's Delta region. The body has been sent for an autopsy. "This is one of the most awful things I've seen in doing law enforcement".
"That's hard to say", Williams said.
Sheriff Kelvin Williams confirmed at a news conference that the toddler was found in an oven and had been burned, according to TV station WREG video of the news conference. Williams said autopsy results were not yet complete Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities said they had no immediately information about the circumstances leading up to the child's death.
Terri Robinson, now 32, was sentenced to life in prison for the oven murder of Tristan Robinson.