COPS fear that a body found in a bag in a motel room may be a missing Texas boy, 6, as the fiancée of the boy's father has also vanished.
Samuel Olson was reported missing last week, though cops believe he may actually have vanished a month ago, despite his dad's fiancée, Therese Balboa, claiming she saw the boy last Thursday.
Police are reportedly investigating after the body of a young boy was found in a motel room inside a tote bag on Tuesday.
Jasper police Chief Gerald Hall told FOX 4 that police believe the body is likely that of Samuel, who was reported missing in the Houston area.
The chief said the child's body appeared to be in the motel for some time.
Also on Tuesday, it was reported that Samuel's dad's fiancée has disappeared as well.
His father, Dalton Olson, told FOX 26 that she hasn't been seen since Monday when they went out to post flyers about Samuel's disappearance.
On Monday, Houston Police Department Executive Assistant Larry Satterwhite said that authorities have been given conflicting information about the last time Samuel was seen.
"All we have are reports. The last time we know, for a fact, he was in school and that was April 30th," Satterwhite told reporters.
Balboa reportedly alleged that she handed the child off to his mother last week before he disappeared.
"I was going to take Sam to school when his mother showed up with the police officer or who I was under the impression to be a police officer," she told KTRK.
"And they demanded me to release Sam," she continued, noting that she had to hand over the child because she's no legal rights to him.
Balboa claimed the person with Samuel's mom was decked out in full police uniform, with a gun, handcuffs, and a Harris County badge.
Samuel's mother has since told cops she doesn't know where the missing child is, while his dad claims to have "literally tried to do everything from the very beginning to do what's best for my son."
"That is my whole world and I can't imagine if anything happened to him and I believe he's still out there," said Dalton Olson.
The child's mother, Sarah Olson, has denied claims that she and a man dressed as a cop picked Samuel up last week through her attorney.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Attorney Marco González said that Sarah Olson had custody of the child, but had not seen him since January 2020.
González alleged that the boy's father and grandmother weren't responding to her attempts to see her son, according to Click2Houston.
The outlet also reported that Balboa was charged with assaulting and "impeding [the] breathing" of the child's father in November 2020.
He was granted a restraining order against her, barring Balboa from having direct contact with Olson or his family, but the couple claims they have resolved their issues.
“This is about Sam,” Olson said when asked about the incident, insisting his son wasn't around at the time of the alleged choking incident.
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