Mum called 5-year-old son the next Ted Bundy months before body found in woods

A mum charged in her five-year-old son's disappearance allegedly called him "the next Ted Bundy" just months before his body was found in the woods.

Danielle Dauphinais, 35, from New Hampshire, US, compared her son, Elijah Lewis, to the infamous serial killer in a string of messages on Snapchat, reports the Boston Globe.

His remains were discovered in a wooded area in Abington, Massachusetts, late last month following a 10-day police search across five different states.

“I call him the next Ted Bundy and Jeffery Dahmer,” she allegedly said to her friend Erika Wolfe.

“It’s so sad but I have no connection with this child.”

“He’s been getting worse and worse,” she added.

The mum reportedly told her childhood friend that she couldn't "trust him anymore" after complaining that he had played in his own faeces and urinated on his clothes and bed, reports New York Post.

“I want him gone. I can’t handle it anymore,” she reportedly wrote after admitting to keeping him in his room.

It was reported that Dauphinais hadn’t spoken to Wolfe in years before she suddenly replied to one of her Snapchat posts in which Wolfe spoke of her own teenage son’s behaviour.

Wolfe said she forgot about the conversation until she saw that police were searching for Elijah last month.

Dauphinais allegedly mentioned the New Hampshire child welfare agency was involved but she didn’t go into detail in the exchange.

Elijah had been sent by his father to live with his mother in May last year but it is unclear why he moved in with her.

An investigation was launched into his disappearance following a report on October 14 but it is unclear how authorities found out that he went missing.

The exact date the little boy vanished also remains unknown.

Dauphinais and her boyfriend, Joseph Stapf, 30, were arrested for witness tampering and child endangerment in New York City on October 18.

It has been reported that the couple allegedly asked others to lie about where Elijah was living because they knew child protection services were looking for him.

They have no charges in relation to his death because police are waiting on autopsy results.

To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up for one of our newsletters here.

Source: Read Full Article