Fox News : Missing 11 Year Old Boy Starved To Death In Locked Bedroom, Dallas Police SaySubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 13:09
Fox News : Missing 11 Year Old Boy Starved To Death In Locked Bedroom, Dallas Police Say
DALLAS – Police say a missing 11-year-old Dallas boy slowly starved to death after his parents locked him in his bedroom, feeding him just bread and water.
Police received a call on Friday from the grandfather of Johnathan Ramsey, who was concerned about his grandson because he had not seen him for at least nine months and possibly as long as a year, myFOXdfw.com reported.
During interviews with the child's father and stepmother, police received conflicting accounts of what happened to the boy.
The questioning led police to believe the child had died and search teams on Saturday began looking for his remains in a large field.
The father, 34-year-old Aaron Ramsey, and the stepmother, 31-year-old Elizabeth Ramsey, were arrested and charged with first-degree felony charges of injury to a child. They remained in custody Sunday, with bail set at $500,000 each.
Police records reveal that in the last few months of Johnathan's life he was locked in his bedroom and fed "military rations" -- bread, water and occasionally milk -- as punishment for bad behavior, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Aaron Ramsey, who once served in the military, told police that his son had begun acting in a violent manner early last year, including punching his stepmother in the stomach, causing her to have a miscarriage.