The mystery disappearance of a 5-year-old boy has finally been solved but, the public is just now getting the horrible details.
In late March Wisconsin police arrested 25-year-old Sagal Hussein after a long investigation to find her son.
Reports say that authorities had been looking for 5-year-old Josias Marquez whom they say has had lifelong medical disabilities. Josias was wheelchair bound, blind, depended on others to eat, and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
The young boy's body was found March 31, 2020 in a duffle bag that had been in the trunk of his mother's car.
A medical examiner says the body was decomposed, mummified, and was significantly undernourished. The criminal complaint shows the body weighed 20 pounds when it was found, but the boy had previously weighed more than 30 pounds.
Police had been inquiring about the child since January! On January 28th, Hussein told investigators Josias was with his father, Miguel Marcelo, in Michigan. Hussein was being questioned because two days earlier a deputy was called to her Howard apartment complex to check on her other two children who were outside, unsupervised. The police launched an investigation to validate Hussein's claims and couldn't verify the child's whereabouts.
They searched for records for the child but, despite his medical issues, could only find medical records from 2018 and NOTHING since. All of his doctor appointments and immunization appointments had been missed and his medications hadn't been filled.
There is actually a 26 page criminal complaint against Hussein that you can read here.
The criminal complaint shows at the same time the sheriff's department became re-involved with the case, the father of Hussein's other two children, James Marquez, came into the picture for investigators. He lives in California and claimed to be Josias' father as well. He said he knew nothing about a Miguel Marcelo in Michigan or that Josias might be with him.
The complaint shows Marquez told investigators he doesn't want to believe that Sagal would ever intentionally hurt Josias, but he could see her stop providing care for him and that she never liked caring for him.
We have no clue what drove Hussein to neglecting her son to the point of death but there's obviously something wrong with her. Whether she was overwhelmed, mentally unstable or just heartless, SOMETHING is wrong! There is an active investigation surrounding Hussein, Child Protective Services and the police department to find out just how this little boy slipped through the cracks in the system.
Hussein is being held on a $500,000 cash bond and is due back in court May 7.