N.H. Mother Billed With Murder Of 5-Year-Old Boy Who Had Been Found Hidden In Forest

The mother of the Nh child whose remains were found last October inside a wooded area has been indicted for his murder.

Nh Attorney General John M. Formella announced that Danielle Dauphinais, 35, continues to be indicted on multiple charges regarding the the killing of Elijah Lewis, 5, WCVB reports.

Lewis was reported missing through the New Hampshire’s Division for kids, Youth and Families on March. 14, 2021. While police initially stated he hadn’t been observed in a minimum of six several weeks, New Hampshire Senior Assistant Attorney General Susan G. Morrell told after his body was identified that they’d narrowed your window of as he was last seen to mid-September.

Dauphinais and her boyfriend, Frederick Stapf, 30, were arrested within the Bronx on March. 17 for child endangerment and allegedly hindering your time and effort to obtain the youthful boy through witness tampering.

Lewis’ remains were found on March. 23, hidden inside a wooded section of Abington, Massachusetts — about 70 miles southeast of his hometown of Merrimack, Nh. Police stated these were brought towards the site by “credible information” dads and moms prior to the hidden body is discovered with a cadaver doc, ABC News reported. 

An autopsy determined the youthful child died of violence, neglect, acute fentanyl intoxication, malnourishment and pressure ulcers (in modern language referred to as bed sores). 

Morrell stated in a press conference at that time they would assess the situation to find out if additional charges could be filed. Dauphinais continues to be held without bail since.

On Friday, a great jury indicted Dauphinais on a single count of first-degree murder for intentionally resulting in the dying of her boy, one count of second-degree murder for resulting in the dying of her boy recklessly with extreme indifference to the need for human existence and three counts of tampering with witnesses, based on WMUR.

“Every murder is tough,” Attorney General John Formella mentioned a week ago. “It’s especially difficult when we are handling a youthful child. Like I stated, we has worked difficult on this and will work hard because the situation progresses.”

It isn’t obvious if Dauphinais comes with an attorney. She’s likely to be arraigned in Nashua. Stapf remains incarcerated around the prior charges.

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