PRINCETON, Texas — A north Texas couple has been arrested — accused of disposing of their infant's body in a bucket of tar.
On Saturday, the Collin County Sheriff's Office received and responded to a call for a concern for welfare for an infant child.
At their Princeton, Texas, residence, investigators say 42-year-old Roland Grabowski and 41-year-old Donna Grabowski were unable to show police their child, Micah, and instead initially declined to cooperate with police in their investigation.
Investigators obtained a search warrant of the Grabowski's residence and discovered the infant wrapped in a blanket inside a bucket of tar, which was located in a shed behind their residence.
Upon this discovery, police say Roland Grabowski told police the child had died days earlier of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) on or around July 29, 2020.
Micha's body was recovered from the bucket of tar and taken to the Medical Examiner's Office to determine his cause and manner of death.
The Grabowskis were arrested and charged with abandon or endanger a child with imminent danger to serious bodily injury, abuse of corpse without legal authority, and tamper or fabricate with physical evidence with intent to impair a human corpse, according to Collin County Jail records. Roland is being held on bonds totaling $925,000 and Donna, who is facing an additional charge for tampering or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair, is being held on bonds totaling $1,075,000.
Authorities say additional felony charges are expected to be filed in the case.