After Roman Lopez went missing in January 2020, the Placerville Police Department said on Thursday, Roman Lopez was discovered in a storage bin in his family’s basement.
In a storage bin, a “severely malnourished and dehydrated” boy was found dead, it was announced this week, as his stepmother was accused of poisoning his water.
BREAKING: Placerville PD and the El Dorado District Attorney’s office are expected to announce that Jordan Piper and Lindsay Piper, the father and stepmother of 11-year-old Roman Lopez, have been arrested and charged in his death. Lopez was found dead in Jan. 2020. @ABC10pic.twitter.com/Qh5ImtN4io
At a joint news conference Thursday, Lindsay Piper and Jordan Piper are facing multiple charges, including child neglect, poisoning and torture, Placerville police and the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office said.
BREAKING: Placerville police have charged the father and stepmother of Roman Lopez, 11.
According to Crime Online, his father said, “And the only reason we got it is because I physically pulled two deputies over in their department car … so I kept pushing, I kept pushing,”
“We have no idea what happened, where they found him, what the autopsy report said, if that’s even done, any suspects, nothing,”
“We have nothing. I’ve called repeatedly, all day long, every day.”
Police officers were unable to locate Roman in an initial search, according to the Thursday release, but found his body after a second attempt at the home on Coloma Street in Placerville, California. The inquiry included consulting with child violence and medical professionals, reviewing physical evidence, seizing and looking at data on electronic devices.