New reports have confirmed that the Kansas toddler who went missing in late August and was later located in a gruesome discovery, encased in concrete, had been horribly abused before his death.
On Wednesday, probable cause affidavits were issued revealing details on the police arrest of the boy’s mother, Miranda Miller, and her boyfriend, Stephen Bodine, in connection with the death, KSN.com reported.
The affidavits described photos and videos found by the Wichita Police Department that appeared to show little Evan Brewer “surrounded by concrete walls, his hands bound behind his back and wearing a metal-buckle belt around his neck,” the Wichita Eagle reported.
A video discovered which appeared to be taken inside the home showed Miller “violently spanking Evan for moving while in bed,” according to the report.
The Department for Children and Families had reportedly been called a number of times regarding complaints that the little boy was being abused or neglected.
According to the affidavit, Bodine told a sheriff’s office employee that he was “the one who put the kid in the concrete in the laundry room.” Police also discovered a receipt that showed a trowel, concrete and a rod was purchased in May.
The child’s body was discovered on Sept. 2 by the man who owned the house where Miller and Bodine lived with Evan, two days after he was reported missing. Police said the man discovered the concrete block and used a sledgehammer to hit it, revealing the toddler’s body inside, KWCH reported.
The child’s body was so decomposed that medical examiners weren’t able to determine what caused his death.
Miller and Bodine have both been charged with “first-degree murder” and are being held on $500,000 bond.
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