Special Investigators Called In After 12-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Bedroom; Mom Taken into Custody

Police in Arkansas are investigating the death of a 12-year-old child who was found dead in a bedroom this week.

According to KTVE, investigators discovered the body of the unidentified boy at a home in Dermott on Monday evening. It is not yet clear why officers first responded to the home.

The boy’s mother, 39-year-old Betty Adams, has been arrested and charged with abuse of a corpse. A medical examiner is reportedly working to determine the cause and approximate date of death. It is not clear at this time if the mother is expected to face additional charges.

According to the report, local police have contacted state police to request special investigators to the case.

This is a developing story.