Virginia parents have been arrested after Chesterfield police found their son’s body inside a chest freezer in their home.
Kassceen Weaver, 49, and Dina D. Weaver, 48, have been charged with conspiracy to conceal a body and failing to render aide to a child, WTVR reported.
Police said Eliel Adon Weaver was under five years old at the time of his death, and the cause and manner of death are still under investigation.
Police found the boy’s body in the freezer after getting a tip on May 4.
“It’s taken a little bit of time to get us to the point right here just for the fact that this isn’t your typical type of investigation,” Chesterfield Police Major Mike Louth said. “We have human remains that had been in a freezer for approximately a year and a half to two years. So you know, we needed to have an autopsy done, and they worked really well with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. They brought in some specialists, some forensic anthropologists to help us out on this.”
Later, police spokeswoman Liz Caroon said that investigators believe the boy’s body may have been in the freezer for at least two and a half years, WRIC reported.
Kassceen Weaver has also been charged with domestic assault and malicious wounding of Dina Weaver, police said.
The Weavers were Eliel’s custodial parents, police said, and DNA has confirmed Dina was his biological mother. It’s not clear yet if Kassceen was the boy’s biological father.
“This is the first time I’ve seen anything like this. It’s a heartbreaking case to observe,” Louth said. “It’s a difficult case for anybody to have to work.”
Another child at the home has been placed into foster care police said.
Anyone with information should call Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.
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[Featured image: Kassceen and Dina Weaver/Chesterfield Police Department]