User Login    
 + Register
News : Three Year Old Toddler's Remains Found In Toy Chest
Posted by Randy on 2014/3/19 4:49:39 (1411 reads) News by the same author

Tuscon, AZ. (AP)- The skeletal remains of the 3-year-old toddler were found in a backyard chest.
Click to see original Image in a new window

Police charged the boy's parents with murder and child abuse.

Raquel Barreras, 39 and Martin Barreras, 45, the toddler's parents, were arrested and booked at the Pima County jail after the child's remains were found in the toy chest.

Siblings of the toddler whose skeletal remains were found in the chest for toys said their mother starved the boy to death. The couple has four other children: a 19-year-old teenager, and three minor children ages 12, 7, and 4-years-of-age.

In a separate complaint filed a day after the Tucson boy's mortal remains were found, news sources later learned that Roman was made to live in a room, in isolation, behind the family home. Investigators also learned the father knew about his wife's patterns of abuse with the hapless child, but he failed to stop it or notify authorities.

The Barreras family moved into the Arizona property in April of last year, but was evicted in at the beginning of 2014. The property manager/landlord was cleaning out the property when they found the toddler's body. His remains were tucked inside a blue chest, apparently left behind when the family was forced to leave.

For a young child, one of the most innocents in our community, how anyone can do that to someone is very difficult for anyone to understand," said Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor on Wednesday.

In the family's short stay at the home, police have been by a number of times, but only on alleged truancy complaints in the children not attending school regularly. However, on each occasion, officers did not notice any outward signs of child abuse or anything else that raised red flags of a crime.

After news spread that the remains of the toddler were found in the backyard, neighbors came forward and offered their take on the family, who they described as private and reclusive. One strange thing brought up about the transient family's behavior was they allowed their kids to play outside at 3:00 a.m. before the father went off to his job as a laborer.

Although the family didn’t have any reported social ties with the local community, the news of a child's death is always shocking. And the manner in which the toddler allegedly died is even more sobering for locals and loved ones. An autopsy on the remains found will hopefully shed more light on how and when he passed away.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/7/29 8:43:48 - Team Farmer Event At North Central Missouri Fair Canceled
2015/7/29 8:39:02 - Gallatin City Council Meets
2015/7/29 8:36:01 - Gallatin Man Arrested On Multiple Counts Of Child Porn
2015/7/29 6:39:38 - Habitat For Humanity To Hold Meeting At Chillicothe
2015/7/29 6:26:42 - Two Arrested By Chillicothe Police Involving Burglary At Gallatin
2015/7/29 5:55:46 - Breilly Roy Crowned North Central Missouri Fair Queen
2015/7/29 4:59:20 - Maysville Man, Congressional Candidate Charged In Drug Case
2015/7/29 4:46:00 - Inmate At Crossroads Correctional Center Dies
2015/7/29 4:42:28 - Cache Of Weapons Stolen From St. Joseph Pawn Shop
2015/7/29 4:40:00 - Authorities Investigate Amish Drinking Party In Livingston County
2015/7/29 4:39:22 - Diseased Wheat Plagues Farmers
2015/7/29 4:36:28 - Man Dies After Being Shot In Chest By Employee In Fight Near KU Hospital
2015/7/29 4:28:47 - Church Van On The Way To Branson Crashes Injuring 10 Children
2015/7/29 4:26:44 - Man Accused Of Using $476K In Employer's Funds For Strippers
2015/7/29 4:23:04 - Three Accused Of Stealing $70K Worth Of Toilet Paper
2015/7/29 4:15:37 - Kansas Man Faces 80 Year Prison Sentence For Raping 2 Kids Under 10 Years Old
2015/7/29 4:12:31 - Missouri Middle School Teacher Allegedly Used Tree House To Have Sexual Relations With Student
2015/7/29 4:08:39 - Missouri Man Sentenced For Distributing Tons Of Marijuana
2015/7/29 3:59:52 - Livingston County Sheriff Reports Recent Activities
2015/7/29 3:56:53 - NCMC Board Meeting Report
2015/7/28 8:24:27 - Trenton City Council Meets
2015/7/28 6:35:18 - Grundy County Sheriff Arrests Chillicothe Man
2015/7/28 6:32:15 - Highway 6 In Grundy And Sullivan Counties To Be Resurfaced
2015/7/28 6:27:59 - Accident Near Eagleville Injures One
2015/7/28 4:53:53 - Northwest Missouri Defendants Appear In Two Rape Cases
2015/7/28 4:50:11 - Two Northwest Missouri Men In Custody Following Burglary
2015/7/28 4:41:19 - Children In Protective Custody After Couple Overdoses At Motel
2015/7/28 4:37:58 - 6 University Of Missouri Students Confirmed With Mumps
2015/7/28 4:31:01 - One-Year-Old Boy Has Crushed Jaw, 60 Puncture Wounds From Dog Bite
2015/7/28 4:24:47 - Mom On Escalator Killed After Saving Son



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM