5 things for Houstonians to know for Wednesday, June 2

Child found dead in Jasper motel room believed to be missing 6-year-old Samuel Olson, HPD says
Child found dead in Jasper motel room believed to be missing 6-year-old Samuel Olson, HPD says

Here are things to know for Wednesday, June 2:

1. Child found dead in Jasper motel room believed to be missing 6-year-old Samuel Olson, HPD says

An investigation is underway after a child was found dead Tuesday evening in a motel room in Jasper, according to Houston police chief Troy Finner. It has been reported that the child’s body is believed to be missing 6-year-old Samuel Olson and two possible suspects are in custody.

The possible suspects will be interview by homicide detectives on Wednesday, Finner said.

According to reports, officers were called to a Best Western Inn, located in the 200 block of West Gibson Street just before 6 p.m. about a body being found.

Jasper Police Chief Gerald Hall told KJAS.com that he and others believe the body is the missing 6-year-old boy from the Houston area. Hall also told reporters that a person had been detained, however, he did not elaborate on the arrest. According to reports, Hall said the body of the child was found in a tote bag located in a room on the west side of the motel complex. He also said there were indications were that the body had been there for some time, according to reports.

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