The body of a toddler who was the victim of a homicide was found amid tons of debris at a trash transfer station in Maryland, authorities said.

The body of Kassidey Capri Booth, who was 2 years old, was found late Thursday night at the facility in Jessup, Annapolis police said. They said her mother, Chelsea Booth, 25, of Annapolis, has been charged with murder and child abuse resulting in death.

Police said that a citizen contacted the police after not having seen the child for several days. They said they learned that the child’s body had been placed into a trash receptacle. Contents of the receptacle had been loaded onto a rail car to be taken to a landfill, and the body was found amid more than 95 tons of refuse, the police said.

Lisa Kardell, a spokeswoman for Waste Management, said a surveillance camera had helped determine which rail car contained the body and its location in the car.