Just months after a 7-year-old boy's body was found inside of a washing machine, the child's adoptive parents were arrested for his demise.
His adoptive parents reported Troy missing back in July. This happened just two weeks after his birthday.
Jemaine and Tiffany Thomas were arrested after Sheriff Ed Gonzalez called "an extensive investigation" into Troy Koehler's demise.
Jemaine Thomas, 42, was charged with capital fatal injury. Tiffany Thomas, 35, faces injury to a child by omission
When Troy was reported missing, Deputies said that he was last seen at a home off Rosegate Drive on Houston's North Side.
After officially talking with the couple, deputies
searched the residence from top to bottom. During their search, they found Troy's fully clothed body in a top-loading washing machine. The washing machine was located in the garage.
Protective services confirmed that Troy was a foster child. He was adopted by the family in 2019.
According to official records, the parents had become infuriated due to the fact that Troy was eating their snacks.
Authorities said that an autopsy revealed that Troy suffered new and previous injuries. These injuries were confirmed to have been a factor in his demise.
Jemaine Thomas’ bond was set at $2 million. His wife’s bond was set at $150,000.
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