Discovery of 8-year-old's skeletal remains in Houston leads to 2 arrests, including boy's mother

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Two adults, including the child’s mother, have been charged after an 8-year-old boy’s skeletal remains were discovered inside an apartment in Houston on Sunday, officials said.

Discovery of 8-year-old’s skeletal remains in Houston leads to 2 arrests, including boy’s mother
© Mark Mulligan Law enforcement officials investigate a scene where, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, three juveniles were found living alone along with the skeletal remains of another person, possibly a juvenile, in a third floor apartment at the CityParc II at West Oaks Apartments on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at in west Houston.

The Harris County Sheriff said late Tuesday that Brian W. Coulter was charged with murder, and that the boy’s mother, Gloria Williams, was charged with injury to a child by omission, as well as tampering with evidence.

“The complainant was 8 years old at the time of his death in 2020,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted. “Coulter is the boyfriend of the murdered child’s mother.”

Discovery of 8-year-old’s skeletal remains in Houston leads to 2 arrests, including boy’s mother
© Provided by New York Daily News Authorities on Sunday investigate the scene at CityParc II at West Oaks Apartments in Houston.

Authorities on Sunday investigate the scene at CityParc II at West Oaks Apartments in Houston. (Mark Mulligan/)

The Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office said the child, whom officials have not publicly identified, died of homicidal violence and had suffered “multiple blunt force injuries.”

Officials on Sunday also found three children living at the apartment, Gonzalez said earlier this week.

A 15-year-old child who lived there told the sheriff’s department that his brother died a year ago, officials said. The teenager lived at the apartment with his 7- and 10-year-old siblings, and without their parents, he told authorities.

Discovery of 8-year-old’s skeletal remains in Houston leads to 2 arrests, including boy’s mother
© Mark Mulligan Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez at the scene on Sunday.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez at the scene on Sunday. (Mark Mulligan/)

The children received medical attention at a local hospital after the 15-year-old called the sheriff’s department.

Coulter, 31, and Williams, 35, were taken into custody at the Harris County Jail.

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