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The news of the murder of a 6-year-old boy disturbed the country. Little James Robert Hutchinson was reported missing on Sunday and as millions of people who heard his mom’s pleas were praying for his safe return, investigators discovered that James was killed days before he went missing and it was his 29-year-old mother Brittany Gosney and her 42-year-old boyfriend Hamilton who did it.

James’ body was dumped in the Ohio River but it is believed that he was killed around 25 miles from the place.

“Upon further questioning of Brittany Gosney and her boyfriend James Hamilton, they now say that James was killed in Preble County a few days ago,” Middletown Police Chief David Birk said, according to WHIO7 News. “The child’s body was brought back to Middletown, where they live, and later put into the Ohio River.” 

The heavy rains and the snow melting made it difficult for investigators to determine the exact location of where James’ body was dumped. “The river is very high and treacherous, so we will not be disclosing the exact location in hopes of avoiding another tragic incident,” Birk said.

The mother and the boyfriend were both arrested. She is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Her boyfriend is also charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

In the home where the couple lived there were two more children, but they have been taken away from them.

We are so sorry such a young and charming boy died in such a manner. Rest in peace little one.

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