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The body of a six-year-old boy was found under the hallway of his mother’s home in Arkansas, prompting the arrest of the woman, as well as her boyfriend.
State police said special agents received a report from Lee County officials late Friday that the remains of a child were found buried under the hallway of the home, saying the child may have been dead for three months. .
“Based on the primary findings, the child is believed to have died of injuries sustained in the home, possibly as long as three months ago,” the Arkansas Department of Safety said in a news release. “The state medical examiner will determine the manner and cause of death.”
A six-year-old girl was also found in the house, who police say suffered burns to her scalp. She was transported to a local hospital and remains stable.
Meanwhile, Ashley Roland, 28, and Nathan Bridges, 33, were arrested by state police and They are charged with capital murder, abuse of a corpse, tampering with physical evidence and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Reports indicated that the children’s grandmother had been trying to gain custody for more than a year, according to a GoFundMe page posted by a friend named Anita Wibdy. After working through the proper channels and paying a “ridiculous amount of money,” the grandmother received a court order last week allowing her to see the children on weekends.
The grandmother came home on Friday to pick up her grandchildren when she was told the boy was at a friend’s house and the girl would not be able to walk.
The woman managed to take her granddaughter to the hospital after seeing her in an unfavorable condition, with her hair cut off, malnourished, with broken ribs and burns on her body with various stages of healing.
However, that same day, the police informed the grandmother that her grandson’s body had been found.
“It is presumed that these injuries are from his mother and the mother’s boyfriend”Widby wrote in the post.
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