Brian W. Coulter was the 31-year old boyfriend of the mother of the child who was arrested Tuesday for murder. Gloria Y. Williams (35), was charged Tuesday with felony injury of a child by omission and tampering evidence (human corpse), Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted Tuesday night.
Both were taken to the Harris County Jail without bond, pending their appearances before a magistrate. The availability of attorneys for the pair was not immediately known. Gonzalez stated that more charges could be brought against the two men.
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, conducts all autopsies within the county. It lists the primary cause of death to be "homicidal violence with multiple blunt forces injuries."
Michele Arnold, spokeswoman for the institute said that her agency couldn't provide any additional information.
Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Thomas Gilliland also stated that he couldn't immediately give more details as his agency was still investigating the death.
A 15-year old brother called the sheriff's office Sunday to inform them that his brother had been missing for one year. According to law enforcement agency, the body was found in the apartment.
Gonzalez stated that Gonzalez found Gonzalez and his two younger siblings aged 10 and 7 living in the apartment alone. Gonzalez stated that the 15-year old told authorities that his parents had not been living in the apartment for many months.
Gonzalez stated that it seemed like the survivors were "fighting for each other," with one sibling taking care of the youngest.
Gilliland stated that their apartment was without power and that a neighbor had provided assistance by charging a cellphone and buying food for them.
According to the sheriff's, the younger children were malnourished and had suffered from physical injuries. All three siblings were taken into hospital to be assessed and treated.
Craig Eichhorn, Alief's spokesperson, stated that the children were last seen at school in May 2020. Eichhorn stated that they didn't return to school for the 2020-2021 school years, and that school officials tried unsuccessfully to visit their home in September 2020.
Monday's hearing saw a judge grant temporary custody to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for the three children.
Gilliland stated that investigators are still trying to figure out why nobody in the apartment complex noticed anything unusual.
Highmark Residential, the property manager who runs the complex, did not return a Tuesday call.