Inside the squalid room where an eight-year-old disabled boy’s death was hidden by his father and unnoticed by his mother for days until the smell was unbearable
A Pennsylvania mother claims she didn’t know her disabled son was dead until she asked her husband about the stench inside their home. Apparently, the boy had died several days earlier, locked inside a squalid bedroom.
The mother of an 8-year-old disabled boy whose decomposing body was found in his squalid bedroom insists she did not know the child died until noticing the smell – despite him going missing for days.
Kimberly Tutko, 38, claims husband Jarrod Tutko cared for their mentally disabled son, and that he waited several days to tell her the boy had died, according to reports. Police were called to the home Friday and found the body.
One room, which appeared to be a girl’s, was spotless, but the disabled boy’s was covered in filth. Kimberly Tutko told PennLive the mess was caused by the boy ripping up the floor and walls and refusing to wear a diaper.
She said her husband didn’t tell her of his death.
The father: Jarrod Tutko claims he told his wife of the boy’s death only after the stench of his body became too much to bear
‘I said to him ‘Why didn’t you say anything?’ Kimberly Tutko, Kimberly Tutko recalled to PennLive. ‘He said he was too afraid to say anything because of other kids in the house.’
It’s not clear how the boy died, but Kimberly Tutko said her husband told her he passed away on Tuesday. An autopsy is scheduled for next week.
Who cares if her husband didn’t tell her? This mother should be prosecuted anyway. She cared so little about this child that he didn’t even think to ask where he was until the smell of his decomposing body got her attention.