HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — DNA tests will determine if a child found in a northwest Harris County home is Margot Carey. Margot’s mother, Heidi Broussard, was found dead inside of a trunk, and the child was found alive inside of the home.
“She’s fine, happy and healthy,” said Tiffani Butler with the Department of Family and Protective Services.
DFPS said a DNA test is often done in these cases.
“We do ask for DNA to be tested to make sure that the people who are coming forward and saying that they’re relatives are actually relatives,” explained Butler.
Last week, Broussard’s close friend, Magen Fieramusca, was charged with kidnapping and tampering in the case.
Fieramusca has at least two baby registries indicating a Dec. 1 due date and her past attorney, who represented Fieramusca in a 2018 theft case, said she appeared very pregnant early last month.
“The last setting, which was at the beginning of November, she appeared to be very pregnant,” said Eric Devlin. “I know that’s a weird thing to say. You either are pregnant or you’re not. She appeared to be very far along.”
Devlin told ABC13 the theft case was dismissed. He said when she stood up, that’s when he really noticed. However, Fieramusca never actually said she was pregnant. She just appeared that way, according to her Devlin.
“When they’re very far along, they sort of stand up and brace themselves,” said Devlin. “They sort of push themselves up rather than just a normal stand like people would do, and that’s when I observed, what I believe, was how pregnant she was.”
Broussard’s mother, Tammy Broussard, releases statement regarding her daughter’s death:
“The family is overwhelmed with grief. We’re getting through as a family. We’re blessed with having many of Heidi’s friends to help and Austin and Lake Charles community have been wonderful with their support and kindness and we’re very grateful to them. Tammy Broussard said that with Christmas coming up, their focus is on spending time with Heidi Broussard’s 6-year-old son, who has now lost his mother. “She was very loved and we want to do this as a family with his father, Shane, and Grandfather, Ty, and all the others who loved Heidi,” she said.”
Tammy Broussard also told ABC News she had a bad feeling about Fieramusca saying, “But the thing is, I was uneasy with her, and I had (been) from the beginning of her friendship with Heidi.”
“She was supposedly Heidi’s friend for a long time,” explained Tammy Broussard. “Heidi had so many friends. Everybody loved her. We thought Magen loved her too. But evidently that wasn’t the case. She wanted Margot, is what she wanted.”
Law enforcement sources told ABC13 Fieramusca was adamant the baby was hers. Neighbors and her former attorney said Fieramusca appeared to be pregnant recently. Authorities have not found another baby.
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