The remains of a 9-year-old boy have been discovered in a home in Houston along with three abandoned children, authorities said.
One of the children, a 15-year-old, said his 9-year-old brother had been dead for a year and his body was in the room next to him, County Sheriff Harris Ed Gonzalez said Monday.
The 15-year-old and two other children under the age of 10 were found alone at home Sunday, Harris Ed Gonzalez said.
The two young children “appeared malnourished and showed signs of physical injury,” he wrote on Twitter.
Authorities also “found the skeletal remains of a small child,” said Ed Gonzalez.
The three children were taken to hospital, he said.
Authorities believe the parents had not lived in the house for several months, Gonzalez said.
The children’s mother and her boyfriend were found late Sunday evening and have been interviewed and released, Gonzalez said Monday.
The investigation is ongoing, adding that no charges have been filed.
At a news conference on Sunday, Gonzalez called it a “terrible situation.”
I have never heard of such a scenario, he said.
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