An Illinois woman, Sushi Staples, has been charged with multiple felonies for hiding the body of her dead 10-year-old son in a trashcan in the garage for almost a year. The discovery was made after a neighbor reported strange remarks made by Staples about her son. Staples has been charged with obstructing justice, failure to report the death of a child, and concealment of death. The cause of the boy’s death has not been determined, and Staples is scheduled to appear in court on August 15. Law Officer reported
A woman from Rock Island, Illinois, has been accused of leaving the body of her 10-year-old son in a trashcan in the garage for almost a year. The woman, identified as 37-year-old Sushi Staples, was arrested on July 26 after the police discovered the remains of her son, Zion Staples, on the same day. The arrest followed a tip from a neighbor who became suspicious after hearing strange remarks from Staples about her son. The neighbor contacted the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for a welfare check, but it took several months for someone to respond. Staples has been charged with multiple felonies, including concealing the corpse and obstructing justice. The authorities have not released the results of the boy’s autopsy, but they have deemed the death suspicious. No one has been charged with causing his death yet. Staples is currently held on a $500,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on August 15. The Illinois DCFS has not provided any comment on the matter..