Two parents in Virginia have been arrested after the remains of their son were found in a freezer in their garage, police said.
Kassceen Weaver, 49, and Dina D. Weaver, 48, of Chesterfield, were charged with conspiracy to conceal the body of their son, Eliel Adon Weaver, who was believed to be under the age of 5 at the time of his death, news station WRIC reported Wednesday.
Investigators received a tip to search the couple’s home on May 4 and discovered the boy’s body in a freezer in the garage, Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
Police have yet to determine the cause or manner in which the child died.
But authorities said they believe the boy, whom the family refers to as Adon, may have died sometime between two and five years ago, WRIC reported.
Chesterfield Police Major Mike Louth said the state medical examiner’s office “had to bring in some specialists — forensic anthropologists — to determine a way to ‘thaw’ those remains out so we didn’t lose anything, or do any damage to the remains, so we’d still be able to determine whether there was anything of evidentiary value.”
“This is the first time I’ve seen anything like this. It’s a heartbreaking case to observe,” Louth told reporters.
Both parents have also been charged with failing to render aid to a child, police said.
Kassceen has been also been charged with domestic assault and malicious wounding of an adult female who is known to him — but police haven’t released any details about the circumstances surrounding the additional charges.
The parents have been released on bond and are expected to appear in court on Aug. 5, the Richmond Dispatch reported.