The Houston boy whose remains are believed to have been found Tuesday died weeks before he was reported missing while under the care of his dad’s girlfriend — who is charged in his disappearance, a new report said.
Samuel Olson, 5, who was reported missing by his dad, Dalton Olson, last Thursday, has been dead since May 10, according to new court documents obtained by KTRK.
Benjamin Rivera, a roommate of Dalton’s jailed girlfriend Theresa Balboa, told police she called him that day to inform him of Samuel’s death, the report said.
When Rivera returned to their apartment, he found the boy, bruised and unresponsive, on the bed, according to the court documents.
Balboa, who lost custody of her two daughters in 2019, had been watching Samuel since April 30 — the last day he was seen at school, his father told authorities, according to the documents.
After Rivera found Samuel’s body, he told police he and Balboa