Autopsy Confirms Cause of Death of Child Skeletal Remains Found in Texas Home

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An autopsy has confirmed the cause of death of the child whose skeletal remains were found in a Texas apartment.

The child’s body is said to have been decomposing for a year.

It comes after the children’s mom and her boyfriend were arrested and charged.

The story has broken hearts all over the world.

The 3 children were found living alone with the remains of their 9-year-old brother by police in Houston.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department said there had been a “very horrific situation” in which children, aged fifteen, 10, and 7, had been left alone “for an extended period of time.”

As per Fox 4 News, police said that the fifteen-year-old had called the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday.

The child told the authorities that his 9-year-old brother had been dead for a year and the body was inside the apartment.

The outlet reports that Gonzalez told reporters when the officers attended the address, they found the siblings living alone.

The other child’s skeletal remains were also found.

The 3 children were taken to hospital to be assessed…

As they appeared to be “malnourished and showed signs of physical injury.”

“Very tragic. Been in this business for a long time and I had never heard of a scenario like this. It really caught me by surprise,” Gonzalez said.

“We’re gonna make sure we do everything we can and make sure we conduct a thorough follow-up investigation and make sure that the kids are okay.”

On October 25, Gonzalez also shared an update on the case.

He shared information that the mother of the children was found, with her boyfriend.

At first, the mother and her boyfriend were interviewed by officers but later released…

Which as you can imagine, prompted some questions online.

But, the children’s mom, Gloria Williams and her boyfriend, Brian Coulter, have since been arrested and charged.

Coulter has been charged with murder, while Williams has been charged with felony injury to a child by omission, and tampering with evidence (human corpse), NBC Los Angeles reports.

Gonzalez announced the development in a series of tweets that read: “Arrest update for incident at Green Crest: Brian W. Coulter (12-12-89) has been charged in the murder of the complainant. The complainant was 8 years old at the time of his death in 2020. Coulter is the boyfriend of the murdered child’s mother.”

“The mother of the murdered child, Gloria Y. Williams (12-26-85) has been charged with the felony charges of Injury to a Child by Omission, Failure to Provide Medical Care and Failure to Provide Adequate Supervision. Addtl charges are expected to be filed. Both Coulter & Williams are in custody.”

Both Coulter and Williams remain in custody, TooFab reports.

Shortly after the children were discovered, the skeletal remains were handed over to the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office to conduct an autopsy.

And now, the cause of death has been confirmed.

The Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office found that the cause of death for the boy whose remains were found was a homicide.

The Daily Mail reports that the office ruled the death as a homicide after multiple blunt force injuries were discovered.

Rest in peace.