MORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police say the body of a 6-year-old boy was found buried under the floor of a house in eastern Arkansas and his mother and a man were arrested for his death.
Police said the body was found at the home Friday in Moro, about 75 miles east of Little Rock.Police said they believe the boy died from injuries sustained within the home, possibly three months ago. His body has been taken to the state medical examiner to determine the cause of death.
Injured girl also found in the house
A 6-year-old girl was also found inside the home with what were believed to be burns on her scalp. She was hospitalized in stable condition. Police say Ashely Roland, the boy’s mother, and Nathan Bridges were arrested and are 1currently being held at the Lee County Jail.
According to authorities, Roland and Bridges are facing charges that include capital murder, abuse of a corpse, tampering with physical evidence and endangering the welfare of a minor.