Two arrested after discovery of boy’s body buried under floor in Arkansas house

Published 6:28 am Monday, December 19, 2022

Two people have been arrested after the body of a six-year-old boy was found buried under the floor of an Arkansas house.

Ashley Roland and Nathan Bridges have been charged with capital murder, abuse of a corpse, tampering with physical evidence and endangering the welfare of a minor after deputies found the body under a hallway floor in the Lee County, Arkansas, house on Friday.

Lee County deputies called special agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division to the scene located in Moro.

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Based on preliminary investigations, officials believe the boy died approximately three months ago.

Officials reportedly found another child in the house, a six-year-old girl with what seemed to be scalp burns.

Roland, the children’s mother, and Bridges are being held at the Lee County Jail.