Mother Tells Her Son She's Abandoning Him At A Park; 6-Year-Old Dies Clinging To Her Car As She Drives Away

Mother Tells Her Son She’s Abandoning Him At A Park; 6-year-old Dies Clinging To Her Car As She Drives Away

Last week, a 6-year-old boy died after his mother tried to abandon him at an Ohio park, and he desperately clung to her car as she drove away.

As previously stated, Britney Gosney of Middletown reported her 6-year-old son James Hutchinson missing on Sunday.

But later, she told the police another important detail about the turn of the events: she admitted that she had killed her little boy.

Moreover, she shared how she dumped his body into the Ohio River with the help of her boyfriend.

Tracing The Body

Although investigators haven't found any traces of the boy's body, their investigation doesn't stop here. The officials started searching the river on Monday.

Meanwhile, Gosney has been charged with murder. Her boyfriend, James Hamilton, has been charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

Both suspects are already in police custody.

Court And Other Details

Court documents obtained by WCPO include the new details about the horrific nature of James' tragic death.

Despite the unclearness of the specific timeline, Gosney reportedly told police that she had taken her son to Rush Run Park in Preble County.

She claimed it was a few days before she reported him missing. Britney had an intention to abandon her son there.

When she told James she was leaving him at the park, he tried to hold on to the car as she drove away. The mother told the police how she dragged him for a while.

Another report indicates that Gosney may be responsible for running the boy over with her car.

She reportedly left the scene and returned 30 to 40 minutes later, when she found James dead in a parking lot.

The Mother's Story

Britney told the police that she took the boy's body into her car and drove it to her home on Crawford Street in Middletown.

There lived her boyfriend, Hamilton, and she decided to turn to him for help. The couple kept the body in an upstairs bedroom for about a day before dumping it into the Ohio River.

The Other Children In The Picture

Unfortunately, that wasn't all.

Two other children lived at the home when this horrible incident occurred. Luckily, they have been removed from the house since then.

A spokesperson for the Middletown Police Department confirmed that both children were in the home during the time that the deceased boy's body was being kept in an upstairs bedroom.

The spokesperson also confirmed that these two children are now in the custody of Child Protective Services.

Gosney and Hamilton are both being held without bond and are due in court at 1:30 p.m. Middletown police will hold an upcoming press conference to share the details related to this case.