The parents of a young boy have been charged with keeping their young son's body was found in their freezer for more than two years.
Kassceen Weaver, 49, and Dina Weaver, 48, reportedly stand accused of conspiracy to conceal a body and failing to render aide to a child, WTVR reports.
Police found the body of Eliel Adon Weaver, was under five years old, at the family home in Chesterfield, Virginia, USA, following a tip-off. The cause of Eliel's death is under investigation.
“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.
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“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.”
Police spokesperson Liz Caroon added that officers believe the young boy's body could have been stored in the freezer for at least two-and-a-half years, WRIC reports.
Kassceen was also charged with domestic assault and maliciously wounding wife Dina, police said.
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A DNA test revealed Dina was Eliel's biological mum. Kassceen's results have not yet been released.
“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.”
A second child who lived at the house has been placed into foster care, police added.
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