Front Page Detectives

11-year-old Arizona boy left home alone for weeks after Thanksgiving, parents accused of child neglect

year old arizona boy left home alone for weeks parents charged with child neglect
Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 4 2022, Published 1:30 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

An 11-year-old boy was left alone in his Arizona home for weeks around Thanksgiving and now police say his parents have been charged with child neglect.

Article continues below advertisement

Around 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2021, officers received a call for a welfare check at a residence in Elfrida, Arizona, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to authorities, the caller stated a family was living at the residence and the 11-year-old son was possibly there alone for an undetermined length of time.

Child neglect
Article continues below advertisement

At the scene, officers found the 11-year-old was home alone. An investigation determined his mother left the residence to go out of state before Thanksgiving and his father followed shortly after Thanksgiving, officials said. The boy was left alone the entire time.

The child told police there was frozen food available and he did not go to school during the previous two weeks.

Police said they made attempts to contact the boy’s parents and family members but were unsuccessful and the child was turned over to Child Protective Services.

Both parents were indicted on child neglect charges and they were arrested on Dec. 29, 2021, after returning home, police said.

Melissa Green, 34, was booked into the Cochise County Jail on three counts of child neglect and Bobby Jo Green, 40, was also booked into the Cochise County Jail on three counts of child neglect, authorities said. Bond was set at $100,000 for each of them.


Become a Front Page Detective

Sign up to receive breaking
Front Page Detectives
news and exclusive investigations.

More Stories

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 FRONT PAGE DETECTIVES™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. FRONT PAGE DETECTIVES is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.