(The AEGIS Alliance) – The skeletal remains of a young boy were discovered inside a Houston, Texas apartment in addition to 3 siblings who survived that looked to have been abandoned, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office initially wrote on Facebook.
On midday Sunday, one of the three youngsters who’s 15-years-old who got in touch with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and said to deputies that his age 9 brother had been dead for about one year and the boy’s body had been in the apartment that entire time.
Deputies arrived on the scene and located the teenager, as well as 2 of his siblings’ ages 7 and 10, residing in the apartment by themselves. Authorities also found the boy’s skeletal remains.
“It appears that the remains had been there for an extended period of time. And I emphasize extended,” Gonzalez stated.
Update to scene on Green Crest; a teen (15) adviser that his 9-yr-old brother had been dead for a year and his body was in the room next to his. Deputies found skeletal remains of a small child. Deputies also found two other male children in the apt unit under the age of 10. Both https://t.co/GTDcKeM03K
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) October 25, 2021
The sheriff stated it additionally seemed that the youngsters who made it through had been “fending for each other,” along with their oldest sibling taking care of the more youthful 2. It was not clear if any one of the children was going to school.
The younger kids looked malnourished and suffered from bodily traumas. All 3 siblings were transported to a medical center to be examined and given treatment.
The youngster’s mother, along with her boyfriend was situated. The two were interviewed by authorities and then ended up being released. It is unclear why the pair were released and why they didn’t face charges at that time.
UPDATE: The mother’s boyfriend, Brian W. Coulter has now been charged with murder, and the mother, Gloria Williams, is facing charges of injury to a child by omission, along with tampering with evidence.
“Our investigation remains ongoing,” Gonzalez mentioned.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services released a statement and noted it was requesting emergency situation guardianship of the 15-year-old teen as well as his 2 siblings “to ensure the safety of the children.” The request for emergency guardianship was readied to be submitted to a judge on Monday.
“Child Protective Services does have a history with the family, but there was no active CPS investigation at the time the children were discovered alone in their apartment,” the agency pointed out.
Nearby neighbors were in disbelief and in a state of shock when they found out about the kids. Kayla Williams said she has 2 kids of her own, however, she does not intend to let them know what took place.
“I don’t need to put this in their heads,” she mentioned. “This is crazy.”
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