A Colorado couple carried a lifeless 5-year-old out of a Texas hotel and then fled to Colorado, where they buried the boy.
If that wasn’t enough, the duo then left the remains in a ravine as they went to the Caribbean for a month.
Those details were included in police arrest warrants obtained by various media outlets describing the killing of a 5-year-old in Texas and the alleged cover-up by his mom and stepfather.
Nickolle Acevedo Aguilar, 25, and Daniel Garcia, 26, now face charges of child abuse resulting in death in connection to the case. The 5-year-old victim was Aguilar’s son and Garcia was his stepfather.
The child died at a San Antonio, Texas, hotel in late July, according to police arrest warrants obtained by KDVR.
The victim’s grandmother told police that Aguilar said the child became sick and started vomiting. The mom reported she went to clean up the boy, but he died, according to the warrants.
After the death, the couple took the child to Colorado and buried the boy near a campsite, the grandmother told authorities. The couple then went to Costa Rica.
Federal investigators spoke to Aguilar in Costa Rica, where she admitted to the details provided by the grandmother.
The couple went to Colorado in late August to help police locate the boy’s body. He was found in a ravine and had been exposed to the elements for a month, according to the warrants.
The boy was found in the same clothes he was last seen wearing.
Aguilar told police that Garcia hit the boy at the hotel, causing the victim to bounce off the wall and fall on the floor, the warrants stated.
Surveillance video showed Garcia carrying the boy’s lifeless body down a hotel staircase before they left for Colorado, according to CBS Denver.
The duo now awaits extradition to Texas to face the child abuse charges.