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Samuel Olson had been reported missing last week, but many details remained unclear in the case. A “possible suspect” was in custody.
A body believed to be a missing 6-year-old Houston boy was found Tuesday in a motel room more than 100 miles away in East Texas, Houston’s police chief said.
He was 6 years old.
He was reported missing on Thursday.
HPD said they had DPS issue a child safety alert through CPS. They noted that it goes directly to law enforcement if an officer comes in contact with people listed on that alert.
Houston police searched the Gateway at Ellington apartment complex Monday. Texas Equusearch planned to conduct a physical search Tuesday, but it did not happen, saying the stories given to police don’t add up, making it difficult for them to know where to start.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said police in Jasper, Texas, found a child’s body in a motel room believed to be 6-year-old Samuel Olson, who was reported missing last week in southwest Houston.
Police said the body was found Tuesday at the Best Western Inn on West Gibson Street in Jasper.
Chief Finner said a possible suspect is in custody and will be interviewed by homicide investigators. A news conference is set for Wednesday.
A person described as a possible suspect was also in custody, Finner tweeted late Tuesday. No other details were released.
Police on Monday pleaded with the public to help find the boy. Assistant Police Chief Larry Satterwhite said that police received a call Thursday stating that someone had taken the boy.
But many details remained unclear. Investigators had been working to verify reports of where the boy had been. Still, as of Monday, the last time police could definitively pinpoint the boy’s whereabouts was at school on April 30, Satterwhite said.
Finner, the police chief, said he expected more details to be released Wednesday at a news briefing.
“I ask the entire Houston community to join HPD in sending prayers for Samuel and his family,” Finner said.
Police said the last time they can independently verify his location is on April 30, when he was at school. Samuel’s paternal grandmother, Tonya Olson, said he was with her the following weekend. Olson said she heard him on the phone a little over a week ago.
Police said Sam attended Holbrook Elementary in Cy-Fair ISD. They said the little boy was reported missing Thursday by someone claiming another person took Samuel.