Ashley Roland and Nathan Bridges are in custody after a boy was buried under a House in Arkansas.
The two adult individuals have been arrested for murder and other charges.
Another child, the daughter of Roland and sister of the slain boy, had suffered scalp burns at what appears to be a horrific crime scene.
The case is currently under investigation, with many details yet to be out. Arkansas and the States have been left shocked by this appalling story.
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Ashley Roland And Nathan Bridges Arrested
Arkansas authorities have arrested two adults named Ashley Roland and Nathan Bridges in connection to a child buried under a home.
Roland, 28, and Bridges, 33, have been arrested and charged with capital murder. Their other charges include tampering with physical evidence, abuse of a corpse, and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Roland is the mother of the deceased 6-year-old. It is yet to be known who Bridges is.
Arkansas State Police said the boy’s body was found under a hallway floor of a Lee County, Arkansas home this week. They stated that the boy located on Friday (December 16) was six years old.
Police believe the boy succumbed to injuries sustained within the home, likely three months ago. The boy’s body has been taken to the state medical examiner to determine the manner and cause of death.
Lee County sheriff’s deputies called special agents from the ASP Criminal Investigation Division to the home in the Moro community west of Marianna around 10:45 pm on Friday.
Nathan Bridges and Ashley Rolland. (Source: Lipstick Alley)
KAIT reports that the agents are also investigating scalp burns found on another 6-year-old, a girl, who lived at the same home. The girl has been taken to a Memphis hospital for treatment and is now in stable condition.
State Police stated Ashley Roland, the mother of the two children, and Nathan Bridges have been detained and are currently held at the Lee County Jail.
Per authorities, Roland and Bridges are arrested under charges including capital murder, tampering with physical evidence, abuse of a corpse, and endangering the welfare of a minor.
It is also unclear how the two culprits are related or why they committed the dreadful crime.
Boy Found Buried Under An Arkansas House
A six-year-old boy was buried under a hallway floor of a Lee County, Arkansas home on December 16.
His sister, another six-year-old, was found with scalp burns. She is now in stable condition following a trip to the hospital.
Machelle Calloway, the family’s neighbor, said the incident was inhumane and sickening.
“It is very heartening that I have a House, just two houses over, and had no idea that there was a deceased child that closes. I hope they are punished to the fullest,” Calloway said.
The child’s body was found buried in an Arkansas home. (Source: WREG)
Arkansas State Police informs WREG that it remains an active investigation. No new details would be released until Monday (December 20), when the affidavit is formally filed in court.
It is difficult to say anything about the case at the moment. We do not know why the two were involved in such inhumane crimes against two six-year-olds.
The relationship between Ashley Roland and Nathan Bridges is also unknown. We believe the authorities will make a thorough investigation and come to a conclusion.
Testimony from the girl, who has survived a scalp burn, neighbors, and the crime scene can be crucial to determine the truth.
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