The lady charged within the disappearance of a 6-year-old Houston boy, whose body was believed to be found in a motel room, met a person at a Walmart with a foul-smelling plastic bin in tow — because it additionally emerged she misplaced custody of her two daughters in 2019, in line with courtroom paperwork.
Theresa Balboa, the 29-year-old girlfriend of Samuel Olson’s father, met the unidentified man at a Walmart parking zone in Cleveland, Texas, Tuesday — the place he picked her up together with a black plastic field capped with a yellow lid, courtroom paperwork obtained by KHOU show.
The man helped Balboa haul the bin into the again of his pickup truck earlier than the pair then drove to a Best Western in Jasper, the place they had been caught on surveillance video arriving.
The man then carried the plastic bin into room 106 earlier than leaving, courtroom paperwork reveal.
But the identical man known as authorities later Tuesday with an nameless tip about Balboa’s whereabouts and a foul-smelling bin, the paperwork state, in line with KHOU.
Jasper police then swarmed the motel and located Balboa within the room with the bin.
A toddler’s physique was discovered inside, preliminarily believed to be Olson, wrapped in black plastic baggage secured with duct tape, KTRK reported. The bin had reportedly been fastened shut with zip ties.
Olson was reported missing on May 27 and would’ve turned 6 on Saturday.
The chilling new particulars emerged because it was additionally revealed that Balboa had earlier misplaced custody of her personal kids in 2019, courtroom paperwork obtained by KPRC show.
The lady reportedly skipped courtroom on the day a decide was to resolve who was going to have custody of her two daughters.
The women’ father additionally missed the listening to, main a relative to in the end get custody of the women, who at the moment are 6 and eight years outdated, in line with the report.
“I know she wasn’t taking good care of them,” the women’ guardian informed KPRC Wednesday. “She wasn’t born to be a mom. I tried to help her for many years.”
Meanwhile, Balboa reportedly helped within the seek for Olson simply at some point earlier than the ugly discover some 135 miles away from his Houston residence.
She has been charged with tampering with proof within the ongoing investigation and will face further prices, Houston police stated Wednesday.
A health worker will affirm the useless youngster’s identification, however authorities suspect the stay belong to the younger boy.
Charges in opposition to Balboa may very well be upgraded as quickly as Thursday as she awaits to be introduced again to Houston from the Jasper County Jail, KTRK reported.
The boy’s father has since spoken out, saying he can’t perceive why his girlfriend was allegedly concerned in his son’s disappearance.
“I can barely breathe,” Dalton Olson informed KPRC Wednesday. “Why? He loved you so much … I do not understand what happened. Why did you, why did you do this?”
The boy’s mom, Sarah Olson, additionally spoke concerning the case Wednesday by way of her legal professional, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Attorney Marco Gonzalez stated his shopper had not seen Samuel since May 2020 because of the pandemic and hassle finding him.
“All I want is justice for Samuel, my baby,” Olson stated, in line with Gonzalez. “I do not want people to forget Samuel’s name … I just want to see my baby, please everyone needs to know I haven’t seen my baby.”
Balboa informed cops on May 27 that Samuel’s mom and one other particular person she believed to be a police officer took Samuel from her. She claimed she compiled as a result of she thought the particular person was a police officer, however cops stated Wednesday that wasn’t the case.
Dalton Olson later contacted the boy’s mom and discovered that he was not together with her, Houston Assistant Police Chief Heather Morris informed reporters at a press convention Wednesday.