Police in North Texas arrested a mother and father Saturday after discovering the body of their one-week-old baby boy hidden in a five-gallon bucket of tar.
Roland, 42, and Donna Grabowski, 41, are charged with child abandonment and tampering with evidence, with more charges anticipated as Collin County Sheriff's Department investigate the death of their child.
Roland, a registered sex offender, and his wife are said to have told detectives 'numerous lies' when they attempted to check on the welfare of the baby.
The Princeton couple claim they awoke on the morning of July 29 to find baby Micah had died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in their bed.
Roland, 42, and Donna Grabowski, 41, are charged with child abandonment and tampering with evidence after the body of their one-week-old son Micah was found hidden in a bucket of tar at their home in Texas Saturday. The couple claims the baby died on July 29 of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome but they initially lied and claimed the baby was with friends
They then made the decision to hide his body and the baby's death was not reported to police.
'They took the child and wrapped him in a blanket and submerged him into a five gallon bucket of tar and put him in a shed behind the residence,' Sheriff Jim Skinner told WFAA.
'I've been in this business over 30 years and I've seen a lot of crazy things but this is the first time I've found a dead infant in a bucket of tar...and hopefully the last.'
An autopsy is being conducted by the Collin County Medical Examiner to determine Micah's cause of death.
The sheriff's office were initially called to the Grabowskis' home at 9100 block of Highridge Road on Saturday morning after reports of 'suspicious circumstances' and the potential death of a child that had not been reported to police.
They found the home empty but tracked the couple down in Dallas using cell phone records.
The couple initially refused to cooperate with authorities about the whereabouts of their baby.
According to the arrest warrant, the couple lied to sheriffs, claiming baby Micah was staying with friends.
Cell phone records show they made attempts to convince a friend to allow them to use their child as a ruse to trick cops into thinking that their own baby was safe.
Police were called to this home at 9100 block of Highridge Road, Princeton, on Saturday after reports of