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Mum Arrested After Body Of Six-Year-Old Eli Hart Is Found Covered In Blood In Trunk Of Car

The mother of 6-year-old Eli Hart has been arrested over his death after the body of the young child was discovered covered in blood in the trunk of a car on Friday in Mound, Minnesota.


The body of Eli Hart was discovered in the boot of a car on Friday
The body of Eli Hart was discovered in the boot of a car on Friday

Police made the horrific discovery of the 6-year-old boy's body during a traffic stop in Mound, Minnesota, on Friday morning.


Orono Police Chief Correy Farniok said on Friday that "officers were called to a suspicious vehicle with a shattered window, driving on its rim around 7 am local time.


While officers were speaking to the female driver of the car, they noticed blood.



Farniok also added that "other materials" were found in the car before the body of 6-year-old Eli Hart was discovered in the trunk.


CBS Minnesota said that authorities investigating the death of Eli Hart are treating it as a domestic incident.


According to court records, the mother of Eli Hart was recently granted full custody of the child.


The mother, Julissa Thaler, was arrested on Friday and remains in police custody.


Eli Hart's mother had recently been granted full custody of him
Eli Hart's mother had recently been granted full custody of him

Farniok added that another person was also arrested at an apartment on Friday as the investigation progressed.


Police have also said that multiple scenes are being investigated as they are believed to be associated with this crime, including a nearby Shell gas station.


Farniok confirmed that there is no wider threat to the public.



The police chief said: "It sort of shocks you, and our hearts go out to the victims in this as well as the officers and first responders."


Kevin Borg, the superintendent for Westonka Public Schools confirmed that Eli Hart was a kindergartener at Shirley Hills Primary School.


Mr Borg said: It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community. "My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who are grieving this profound loss."




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