HPD: Father’s girlfriend charged after police find missing 6-year-old dead in Jasper motel

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HOUSTON, Texas (KETK/ KPRC) – Houston police said the girlfriend of a missing boy’s father was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence after the boy’s body was found in a Jasper motel.

According to our sister station KPRC, police found a body that they believe to be 6-year-old Samuel Olson Tuesday night. However, the medical examiner has yet to make a determination, they said.

Jasper Police Chief Troy Finner, according to reports, said that the body of the child was in a tote bag in a room on the west side of the complex, and that there were indications that the body had been there for some time.

The cause of death has not been determined.

Police said that Theresa Balboa, girlfriend of Samuel’s dad Dalton Olson may face other charges.

Balboa is in the Jasper County Jail. Previously, she was out on bond from a November assault case. She was charged with assault and intent impeding breath, and Samuel’s father, Dalton Olson, was the complainant in the case.

The Texas Rangers and Houston police are also going to Jasper to help with the investigation.

Earlier on Tuesday, Houston police and forensic investigators executed a search warrant at an apartment where Samuel had been residing for some weeks.

Detectives also mentioned that Samuel may have been missing since April 30. The last place that Samuel was seen was his elementary school, according to police.

Dalton Olson and Balboa stated that the boy was last seen last Thursday in southwest Houston, wrote KPRC. Balboa mentioned that Samuel’s mother left her apartment with the 6-year-old along with a man that was dressed like an officer.

Houston Police Department said the boy’s mother does not know where he is.

Police also stated they are being told conflicting stories, so they don’t know who to believe.

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