Evidence showed a Kansas toddler found encased in concrete was probably abused, police said.
(Wichita Police And The Kansas Missing Report)
New documents showed a Kansas toddler who was found encased in concrete after going missing in September, was abused before his death.
On Wednesday, the probable cause affidavits were issued and showed why the police arrested the toddler Evan Brewer’s mother, Miranda Miller and her boyfriend, Stephen Bodine, in connection with his death, KSN.com reported.
MISSING KANSAS BOY, 3, FOUND ENCASED IN CONCRETE; MOTHER IN CUSTODY
The affidavits described the photos and videos found by the Wichita Police Department who appeared to the toddler to be abused. Photos showed the toddler “, surrounded by concrete walls, his hands tied behind his back and wearing a metal buckle belt around his neck,” the Wichita Eagle reported.
A video showed Miller “violently spanking Evan to move in bed,” KSN reported.
The police also discovered a receipt that appeared to be a trowel, concrete and a rod was purchased in May.
The declaration also stated Bodine told a sheriff’s office employee that he was the one who the boy in the concrete in the laundry room.”
COUPLE BOOKED IN THE DEATH OF KANSAS CITY BOY ENCASED IN CONCRETE
The child’s body was discovered on Sept. 2 by Miller and Bodine is the owner of the property in the concrete structure, after he went missing for two days. The police said the man took the concrete block and used a sledgehammer to hit, finding the toddler’s body inside, KWCH reported. The boy’s body was so decomposed that medical researchers can’t determine where the child is the cause of death.
The Department for Children and Families were said to have been a number of times claimed the toddler was abused or neglected.
Miller and Bodine were both charged with “first degree murder” in the toddler died on Tuesday. They were held on a $500,000 bond.