POLICE fear that a body found in a bag in a motel room may be a missing Texas boy, six.
Meanwhile the boy's dad's fiancée, Therese Balboa, has also disappeared.
Who is Samuel Olson?
Six-year-old Samuel Olson from Texas was reported missing last week.
Police are reportedly investigating after the body of a young boy was found in a motel room inside a tote bag on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
Jasper police Chief Gerald Hall told FOX 4 that police believe the body is likely that of Samuel, who was reported missing in the Houston area.
The chief said the child's body appeared to be in the motel for some time.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner tweeted: "It is with great sadness that I share with you that a body – of who we believe to be 6-year-old Samuel Olson – was recovered in a motel room in Jasper, Texas, earlier this evening.
"A possible suspect is in custody and will be interviewed by our homicide investigators. More details will be provided at a news briefing tomorrow.
"I ask the entire Houston community to join HPD in sending prayers for Samuel and his family."
How long has Samuel Olson been missing for?
Samuel Olsen was reported missing on May 27, though cops believe he may actually have vanished a month ago.
His dad's fiancée, Therese Balboa, claimed she saw the boy on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
Balboa said she last saw Samuel in the 8800 block of McAvoy Drive in Houston, Texas, telling KTRK: "I was going to take Sam to school when his mother showed up with the police officer…or who I was under the impression to be a police officer, and they demanded me to release Sam."
She continued that she had to hand over the child because she has no legal rights to him.
Houston Police Department Executive Assistant Larry Satterwhite confirmed that cops have not verified the version of events Dalton Olson's girlfriend provided.
Satterwhite said Samuel's last known sighting was at Holbrook Elementary School as far back as April 2021.
Samuel's mother has since told cops she doesn't know where the missing child is, while his dad claims to have "literally tried to do everything from the very beginning to do what's best for my son."
Dalton Olson, who shares custody of his son with Samuel's biological mom said: "That is my whole world and I can't imagine if anything happened to him and I believe he's still out there."
The child's mother, Sarah Olsen, has denied claims through her attorney, that she and a man dressed as a cop picked Samuel up at the end of May.
And on Tuesday, June 1, it was reported that Balbao herself had not been seen since Monday, May 31.
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