Samuel Olson case: Bond set at $500K for Theresa Balboa, woman charged after child’s body found in motel room

$500,000 bond set for Theresa Balboa
$500,000 bond set for Theresa Balboa

HOUSTON – Bond is now set at $500,000 for Theresa Balboa, the woman charged after a child’s body was found in a motel in Jasper, Texas, during the search for missing Houston boy, Samuel Olson.

Balboa, the girlfriend of Samuel’s father, was charged with tampering with evidence - human corpse, according to documents. On Friday, she was transferred from Jasper County Jail to Harris County Jail where she will be held during the investigation.

Documents show her bond conditions, if not altered by the court, would include no contact with any minor child and a maintained distanced from them of 1,000 feet, surrendering travel documents and any weapons, refraining from consuming any alcohol or controlled substances, and house arrest, among other named conditions.

Balboa may face additional charges, as appropriate, police said during a news conference in which updates were shared in the case.

Theresa Balboa held on $500,000 bond

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