HOUSTON – An attorney representing the mother of missing 6-year-old Samuel Olson held a press conference Tuesday evening to discuss the case.
Attorney Marco González spoke on the behalf of Sarah Olson and discussed the child custody case and about her missing son around 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Minutes after the press conference, a KPRC 2 source said that an investigation is underway after a child’s body was found inside of a hotel room in Jasper. According to the KPRC 2 source, the child’s body is believed to be missing Samuel.
Samuel’s father, Dalton Olson, and his girlfriend, Theresa Balboa, told investigators that the boy was last seen last Thursday in southwest Houston. Balboa said Samuel’s mother and a man dressed as a police officer came to her apartment and took the child.
Moreover, while the boy’s father alleges the boy’s mother took him, the Houston Police Department said when Sarah Olson was questioned, she told investigators that she does not know of his whereabouts either.
Police said that the last verifiable place Samuel was seen was at his elementary school on April 30.
A spokesperson for the Department of Family and Protective Services would not confirm who had custody of the boy, but acknowledged it is working with investigators.
“We don’t have details to share because investigations are confidential by law, but Child Protective investigators are working alongside law enforcement to try and locate Samuel,” wrote Melissa Lanford, a public relations officer for DFPS.