The body of a six-year-old boy was discovered in the trunk of a car with a shattered window during a traffic stop by police in Minnesota.
Eli Hart’s family identified him as the victim following the arrest of two people during the arraignment and police said it was a domestic incident.
Police have not named the suspects, but the youngster’s mother, Julissa Thaler, was arrested on Friday and is currently in custody for murder, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Jail List showed.
Court documents from Dakota County court showed Ms Thaler, 28, was granted full custody of her son earlier this month, despite concerns from social workers about his mental health and criminal history, according to the affiliate channel. at CBS, WCCO.
Orono Police Department officials said they were called Friday morning after reports of a car driving over a rim, with a shattered rear window.
When they stopped the car, officers noticed blood inside the vehicle before finding the youth dead in the trunk.
Police said they arrested the driver of the car, while another person was arrested at an apartment complex.
Prosecutors have not officially confirmed the identities of those arrested. “It kind of shocks you, and our hearts go out to the victim as well as the officers, first responders,” Orono Police Chief Correy Farniok said.
“It is horrific and difficult to deal with a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community,” Westonka Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Borg said.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who mourns this profound loss.”
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