Middlestown mother-of-four, 29, allegedly admitted to killing her son, 6, and throwing him into the Ohio River
Brittany Gosney charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence in the death of her six-year-old son, James Hutchinson
Gosney killed her son and threw his body into the Ohio River at Middletown with help of her boyfriend before reporting the boy as missing, according to police
Gosney’s boyfriend, James Hamilton, 42, charged with abuse of corpse and evidence tampering for allegedly disposing of child’s body
Gosney reported her son missing on Sunday, but then allegedly admitted James had been killed days earlier
James Hutchinson had been killed a few days earlier in Preble County, then brought back to Middletown, where the family live, and put into the river the pair allegedly told police
Police in Middletown, Ohio have charged a mother with murdering her son after they say she reported him as missing, only to crack during their police interview and admit that the six-year-old had been killed and thrown in the Ohio River.
Brittany Gosney, 29, has been charged with murder in the death of her six-year-old son, James Robert Hutchinson.
Gosney and her boyfriend, James Hamilton, 42, have been charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.
James Hutchinson was reported missing by his mother on Sunday morning, and many people came out to search for him, Middletown Police Chief David Birk said in a news release.
Investigators questioned the child’s mother, Brittany Gosney, and her boyfriend, James Hamilton. The couple then confessed that James had been killed a few days earlier in Preble County, then brought back to Middletown, where the family live, and put into the river, Birk said.
Birk said police would be working with trained searchers to find the child’s body.
‘The river is very high and treacherous, so we will not be disclosing the exact location in hopes of avoiding another tragic incident,’ Birk said in the release.
Gosney was charged with murder, and along with Hamilton was also charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence, police said.
Gosney and Hamilton are jailed pending their arraignment on Monday. No motive has been given for the child’s killing.
Birk also said two other children have been removed from the couple’s home.
Posts from Gosney’s multiple Facebook accounts indicate that she has four children: two daughters and two sons.
Gosney described herself on social media as ‘Full Time Mommy!’ and regularly shared photos of her smiling children and Hamilton, whom she referred to as her ‘husband’ and her ‘everything.’