An Ohio mother killed her 6-year-old son by driving over him at a wildlife area before dumping his body a day later in a river, according to police and a new report.
Brittany Gosney, 29, of Middletown, reported her son, James Robert Hutchinson, missing on Sunday, according to the Middletown Division of Police.
Upon further questioning, Gosney admitted what had happened, authorities said.
“They now say that James was killed in Preble County a few days ago,” police said. “The child’s body was brought back to Middletown, where they live, and later put into the Ohio River.”
Gosney admitted to driving to a wildlife area to abandon James, and then running over him when he attempted to get back in the car, according to court records obtained by WXIX.
Gosney “stated she picked the child up, put him back in the vehicle and drove back (to their home on Crawford Street) where she took the child in the house and placed him in an upstairs bedroom,” according to the criminal complaint.
The next day, she said she drove to the Ohio River, where she left her son’s body in the water.
Gosney has been charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence, according to cops.
Her boyfriend, James Hamilton, 42, was charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence, police said.
Cops were working with searchers to recover the body.
“The river is very high and treacherous, so we will not be disclosing the exact location in hopes of avoiding another tragic incident,” police said.
Two other children have been removed from the couple’s home, police said.