A pair of 21-year-old parents were arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of murder. Police in Louisiana say that a toddler believed to be their son was found in a garbage bag along the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Onterio Thompson and Gabrielle Whittington were arrested on Thursday after the child’s grandmother alerted the police and a toddler’s body was found near the Huey P. Long Bridge in Jefferson Parish.
The child has been dead for two weeks and was so badly decomposed that a cause of death could not be immediately established. So far Onterio and Gabrielle have only been charged with unlawful disposal of human remains and the obstruction of justice.
The murder investigation is ongoing.