Texas couple charged after infant son found dead in bucket of tar


Roland Grabowski (left) and Donna Grabowski face multiple charges after their infant son was found dead in a tar bucket. (Collin County Texas Government)

MCKINNEY, Texas — A Texas couple has been charged with evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse after their infant son was found dead in a bucket of tar.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Donna Grabowski, 41, and Roland Grabowski, 42, late Saturday in a Dallas suburb.

A Collin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman says they refused to cooperate with investigators looking into a report of the 1-week-old’s death.

Capt. Nick Bristow says investigators later found the boy’s body in a shed behind the couple’s home northeast of Dallas.

The couple face several felonies, including abandoning or endangering a child, abusing a corpse without legal authority and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair a human corpse.

They are being held on bond.

A lawyer for Donna Grabowski did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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