A Texas father kept his son’s body in the kitchen for nearly four years after his death, Texas police say.
Officers learned of this after a caller requested a welfare check for a “male subject” in southern New Boston, according to a press release from the New Boston Police Department.
When officers arrived at the house on March 29, police said they had come into contact with the father of the person they were supposed to do a welfare check on.
Responding officers asked the man, identified as David McMichael, if he knew why the police were in the house, and he “advised them it was because he had a body in his kitchen.”
He also told police that it was his son’s body and that his son had died in May 2018, according to the press release.
Police then entered the home and found male skeletal remains inside, officials said. Authorities arrested McMichael and placed him in Bi-State Prison on charges of “misuse of a corpse”.
After receiving a search warrant, investigators determined that the human remains may belong to Jason McMichael. The body was taken to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for positive identification.
Police have not disclosed the ages of both men and a cause of death has not been released.
The investigation is underway.
New Boston is located about 250 miles northeast of Dallas, just west of the Arkansas border.
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