- The boy Samuel Olson died of a severe blow to the head, as confirmed by forensic doctors.
- Theresa Balboa, the woman who reported the boy missing, could face charges.
- So far, the Harris County Prosecutor’s Office is studying the case to press charges against Balboa.
Samuel Olson autopsy. Finally the authorities confirmed that the corpse of the minor that Theresa Balboa had hidden in a motel room is the boy Samuel Olson, whom she herself had reported missing. The autopsy revealed that the boy was killed by a blow to the head, according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (IFS).
Theresa Balboa, 29, remains detained in the prison of the Harris County accused so far of tampering with criminal evidence. However, if officers from the Homicide Division of the Houston Police Department (HPD) confirm that she killed him, she could face much more serious charges.
Samuel Olson autopsy: Died from a severe blow to the head
According to the IFS, the official cause of Samuel Olson’s death was determined as “violent homicide with a severe blow to the head.” Now it is up to the agents of the HPD Homicide Division to determine with certainty how the boy was hit and who caused it.
When the six-year-old boy Samuel Olson disappeared, he was under the care of the Hispanic Theresa Balboa, the girlfriend of his father Dalton Olson and who assured on Thursday, May 27, 2021 that Sarah Olson, the boy’s mother, had him Taken together with a man dressed as a policeman. Filed Under: Samuel Olson Autopsy.
Samuel Olson autopsy: Theresa Balboa could face charges
Theresa Balboa faces her criminal proceedings before Judge DaSean Jones, of the 180th Criminal District Court in Harris County and who set a bail of $ 600,000 if he wants to face his process in freedom, after the woman was captured in a motel in the town of Jasper, Texas, where she had hidden the child’s body in a bag.
What the agents of the HPD Homicide Division do know, because a witness told them, is that Theresa Balboa kept the body of little Samuel Olson hidden since Monday, May 10, 2021 in her apartment, then in a warehouse and then at the motel where she was captured. Filed Under: Samuel Olson Autopsy.
The corpse of the boy Samuel Olson was hidden for two weeks
According to the first investigations of the agents of the HPD Homicide Division in the case, the body of the child that was found in the Best Western motel in the town of Jasper, Texas, on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, already he was at least two weeks old and gave off a putrid odor due to decomposition.
From there, the story begins to get complicated, because the agents know that Theresa Balboa also rented an apartment in the city of Webster, in the south of the Houston metropolitan area, where the boy’s body was, which he later took to a warehouse and later to the motel in Jasper. Filed Under: Samuel Olson Autopsy.
A witness narrated to the police details in the death of Samuel Olson
The agents know these details because Theresa Balboa rented that apartment with another person, who agreed to speak with the agents of the HPD Homicide Division to reveal incidents in the case of little Samuel Olson. The testimony of Benjamín Rivera, Balboa’s housemate, is contained in the case documents.
Rivera’s testimony is truly disturbing. According to the witness, on Monday, May 10, Theresa Balboa called him on the phone and told him that Samuel Olson, her boyfriend’s son, was dead. That person returned to the Webster apartment after work and saw the unconscious little boy in Balboa’s bed. The relationship between Balboa and Rivera is not detailed. Filed Under: Samuel Olson Autopsy.
Samuel Olson autopsy: He had bruises on his body
According to the witness, when he saw little Samuel Olson lying on Theresa Balboa’s bed, he could see that he had bruises on his body. Balboa immediately put the child’s inert body in the apartment’s bathtub, where he kept it for two days. It is not detailed why that witness did not speak earlier about the case.
The roommate confessed that on Thursday, May 13, he bought packing tape and an industrial bag at the local Walmart and then Theresa Balboa wrapped the body of little Samuel Olson in plastic, then put it in the industrial bag, loaded it in the trunk out of his car and taken to a warehouse on Highway 3 in Webster. Filed Under: Samuel Olson Autopsy.
The wake-up call that reached Crime Stoppers of Houston
At 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, the Jasper Police Department (JPD) received an alert from the nonprofit organization Houston Crime Stoppers, revealing that someone had called them to tell them that Theresa Balboa was in a motel in that town with the body of the child Samuel Olson.
The JPD agents, given the seriousness of the case, surrounded the Best Western motel and spoke with the administrators who confirmed that a Hispanic woman had registered with a man since Monday, May 31, 2021 and her origin was Houston, Texas . However, she did not register as Theresa Balboa, but under a false name. Filed Under: Samuel Olson Autopsy.
Theresa Balboa had the child’s body wrapped in plastic
The group of JPD officers who surrounded the Best Wester motel in Jasper asked management to show them videos of the arrival of those two guests. Then they saw that Theresa Balboa and her companion were actually unloading an industrial bag from a truck, with a package, and putting it in the room.
According to the investigation, the man later had an altercation with Theresa Balboa and left the Jasper, Texas hotel in his truck. That man was precisely the woman’s roommate in Webster, Texas, who also decided to call the Houston Crime Stoppers organization to tell where the boy Samuel Olson was. Filed Under: Samuel Olson Autopsy.
Theresa Balboa could be charged with the child’s death
Based on that testimony and the urgency of finding the boy Samuel Olson, the JPD agents decided to search the room where Theresa Balboa was found and captured her with the body of the minor when she had it wrapped in plastic in the bathroom of the room. They immediately reported their finding to their colleagues in HPD’s Homicide Division.
From that Tuesday until Thursday, June 3, Theresa Balboa slept in the Jasper County Jail, until she was transferred to the Harris County Jail to face her criminal prosecution. Now that the IFS medical examiners have completed the autopsy, the dramatic case may take a different turn. Filed Under: Samuel Olson Autopsy.
Who will be charged for the death of the boy Samuel Olson?
Until the moment of writing this story, neither Dalton Olson nor Sarah Olson, father and mother of the boy Samuel Olson, had issued a public statement regarding the official confirmation by the forensic authorities regarding the identity of the child and, above all, the cause. of his death which was determined as homicide.
In the story of Theresa Balboa, in the Harris County records consulted by MundoHispánico, a significant fact is revealed. The woman is the mother of two girls and in 2017, after she divorced the father of the minors, she lost legal custody of her daughters. The document does not detail why a judge barred her from raising and educating her girls. Filed Under: Samuel Olson Autopsy.
Theresa Balboa could face the death penalty if charged
Andrea Beall of the Harris County Prosecutor’s Office revealed that now that the official cause in the death of the minor Samuel Olson has been determined, the agency is studying the case in conjunction with agents from the HPD Homicide Division and there is the possibility that Theresa Balboa will be charged with the capital murder charge.
According to Texas State Penal Code, the capital murder charge is the only one that is punishable by the death penalty for anyone found guilty of that crime after facing criminal proceedings and being found guilty. As of this writing, Theresa Balboa has not been charged with another crime. Filed Under: Samuel Olson Autopsy.
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