PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WKBN) – A mother and her boyfriend were charged in the death of a 6-year-old boy who was found behind an abandoned house in Scioto County.
Police arrested 25-year-old Margarita White at a motel in Portsmouth. Investigators say she confessed that he her son, Tyler Joseph Caudill, died in August and told them where to find his body.
Investigators say the child was killed at the motel and then brought to the abandoned house.
White’s boyfriend, 33-year-old Douglas Hunt, is also charged in the case. Both Hunt and White are charged with murder.
The boy’s father notified police when he hadn’t seen his son since June, and a missing persons report was filed on Nov. 6.
A warrant was issued for White since the boy was not registered for school.
WSAZ Channel 3 reported that White told investigators that her boyfriend had been abusing the boy for some time and that he died at the motel.