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Chilling details of death of 6-year-old Eli Hart, whose mother Julissa Thaler ‘drove with body in trunk after killing him’


Chilling details have emerged in the death of 6-year-old Eli Hart, who was found dead in the trunk of his mother’s car.

The boy’s mother, Julissa Thaler, reportedly drove with her dead son to the trunk, where Minnesota authorities eventually discovered the boy after arresting him for suspicious behavior.

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Six-year-old Eli Hart was found dead in the trunk of his mother’s car on FridayCredit: Twitter/WCCO
Chilling details of death of 6-year-old Eli Hart, whose mother Julissa Thaler ‘drove with body in trunk after killing him’

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His mother, who was arrested in connection with the death, had just won full custody of the child despite protests from his father’s familyCredit: Twitter/WCCO

Just days after the kindergarten child was found dead, police were able to identify him and arrest Thaler.

She is said to have just regained full custody of her son after a tumultuous year in which Eli was removed from custody for nearly a year, according to the Minnesota Star Tribune newspaper.

For much of the past year, Eli has lived in foster care due to issues with his mother’s ability to care for him, the outlet reported.

Chilling details of death of 6-year-old Eli Hart, whose mother Julissa Thaler ‘drove with body in trunk after killing him’
Chilling details of death of 6-year-old Eli Hart, whose mother Julissa Thaler ‘drove with body in trunk after killing him’

While in foster care, Eli was able to develop a relationship with his father Tory Hart, according to a GoFundMe post written by the woman who fostered him.

“Their bond was strong from the start. Eli fell in love with his father and loved spending time with him,” adoptive mother Nikita Kronberg wrote on the fundraising website.

After the boy returned to his mother for a trial period, Tory had hoped to prevent him from getting full custody.

According to the Hart family, they observed “many red flags” during this time indicating that Eli would not be safe in Thaler’s care.

“Tory worked hard to get custody of Eli,” Kronberg wrote.

“Many parties have made numerous statements to the CPS, fearing that mum will harm Eli if full custody is returned.”

Chilling details of death of 6-year-old Eli Hart, whose mother Julissa Thaler ‘drove with body in trunk after killing him’
Chilling details of death of 6-year-old Eli Hart, whose mother Julissa Thaler ‘drove with body in trunk after killing him’

Star Tribune reports confirmed reports that Tory and his family had expressed concern over the situation.

Despite protests, Eli’s mother regained full custody on May 10 and less than two weeks later Eli was dead.

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