connectVideoColorado mother was arrested after a 7-year-old son of the body is found in the storage unit
A seven-year-old boy found dead in Denver, just before Christmas, it was encased in concrete, according to reports.
Law enforcement sources told Fox 31 Denver that the burial of Caden McWilliams in concrete “is actually an attempt to hide evidence.”
Caden was found in a storage unit Dec. 23.
COLORADO MOTHER ARRESTED AFTER 7-YEAR-OLD SON OF THE BODY IS FOUND IN THE STORAGE UNIT
His mother Elisa Pankey, 43, was formally charged Monday with child abuse resulting in death and abuse of a corpse, the station Monday reported.
The body of the boy was found, a day after police arrested Pankey on a heroin possession charge, the Denver Post Monday reported.
POLICE: BOY FOUND IN STORAGE UNIT LAST WENT TO SCHOOL IN MAY
On Dec. 21 her husband was sued for physical abuse of her 13 months ago, according to the paper. The prosecutors said Leland Pankey, 39, strangled her after accusing of spying on him with electronic devices.
Police believe Caden was killed in May, the paper reported.
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“Thanks to the tireless work of both the Aurora and Denver police, we now know that young Caden was not only missing for a number of months, he was no longer alive. This is a terrible tragedy for the community,” Denver district Attorney Beth McCann said, according to the Post. “While this case will take the time to fix, it will take even longer for our community to learn and to heal.”