On Tuesday, June 2, the body of a missing six-year-old Houston boy named Samuel Olson was found in a Jasper motel. In a statement, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said the department discovered a corpse believed to be that of Samuel Olson, a six-year-old boy who was reported missing from southwest Houston last week.
The body was found inside a Best Western motel roughly two hours northeast of Houston on Tuesday night, just days after the young kid was reported missing, thanks to an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip.
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Samuel’s body was discovered soon before 6 a.m. on Tuesday evening at the Best Western Inn in the 200 block of West Gibson Street, according to Kjas News. The youngster turned six on Saturday, May 5, according to his family.
The body was discovered in a tote bag in a room on the west side of the motel complex, according to Jasper Police Chief Gerald Hall. “It looks that the person had been there for some time,” Hall said, based on the condition of the body.
Samuel Olson, a northwest Houston resident, was reported missing by family members on May 27, 2021, but police claimed there was conflicting information regarding when he was last seen.
Samuel’s grandma told the local media that she “saw and held Sam for the last time on May 2 as he and his cousins visited her house,” according to an appeal.
She claimed to have spoken with Samuel over a week and a half ago. The apartment rented by an associate of Samuel’s father’s girlfriend at Houston’s Gateway at Ellington was searched by Houston police on Monday, May 31. Samuel had been last seen here, according to the information they had received.
Tonya told the journalists on Tuesday, June 1st, that “We’re all just really confused about everything that is going on at the moment.”
Samuel Olson’s Dad’s Girlfriend Charged
Following the reported disappearance of 6-year-old Samuel Olson last week, Houston police detained and charged a woman.
NEW: Previous mug shots of Theresa Balboa, the woman taken into custody at the Jasper motel where the body of Samuel Olson, 6, is believed to be found. Balboa was out on bond from an assault charge in November, which alleges she assaulted Dalton Olson, Sam’s father. @KHOUpic.twitter.com/YhpJDgaWAx
Theresa Balboa, the child’s father’s girlfriend, was arrested early Wednesday morning, according to police. She was allegedly discovered in a Jasper, Texas motel room on Tuesday, in the same room as a child’s body.
Sarah Olson, Samuel’s mother, hasn’t seen her son in almost a year, according to her attorney. According to Marco Gonzalez of KTRK-TV, “Our client has primary custody, but our client has been denied access for the child for many months. Our client has not had any access to young Samuel in many, many months.”
Gonzalez also refuted Balboa’s assertion that Sarah kidnapped him, adding “that is completely untrue.”