Pollice is investigating after the body of a baby child was discovered encased in concrete inside a home. Baby’s parents are live in a rental home in Wichita, Kansas.
On Saturday, they found a concrete structure and noticed an odor coming from it, Wichita Eagle reported. The landlord was cleaning the home. The structure was removed by the police then they discovered the remains of a 3-year-old boy inside. Police don’t know baby’s name. The child has not identified yet.
The news came in front of all on Sunday, when police have a tentative identification on the child, but confirmation of the child’s identity is being coordinated through the Sedgwick County Medical Examiner. “It’s definitely a tragedy,” she said. Neighbor Toni Freund told Eagle, she saw police was pulling something concrete from the home. She and other neighbors said they had never seen a young child at the home.
According to the cops, a 40-year-old man and 36-year-old woman who lived at the home were arrested last week on separate charges associated with a child custody case. Both are being held in the Sedgwick County Jail. Police have not said if that man and woman are suspected in the death of the child. All people are praying for the child and the flyers were shared on social media with people pleading for the child’s safe return.
An Associated Press reporter has left phone and email messages with Wichita police for information about the structure. The child’s death is being investigated as suspicious, the Eagle reported. Police have not cleared this matter if that man and woman, both are suspected in the death of the child.
Neighbor Toni Freund told the Eagle, she and other neighbors said they had never seen a young child at the home and one neighbor who spoke to CBS Wichita affiliate KWCH told, the structure looked like a very small coffin and it was very heavy. He said authorities used a forklift to remove it from the home.