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Parents face charges after boy's body found under Huey P. Long Bridge

Thompson, Whittington (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Thompson, Whittington (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

The Jefferson Parish coroner’s office conducted an autopsy on a 2-year-old found buried behind a levee under the Huey P. Long Bridge, but the cause of death is not known.

According to our partners at NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune, the boy's parents, Gabrielle Whittington and Onterio Thompson, both 21, of St. Tammany Parish, were booked Thursday (July 7) with unlawful disposal of human remains and obstruction of justice. 

"The toddler was in a, I hate to even use the word, in a garbage bag, but that's the type of bag that he was in,” said Deputy Coroner Dr. Granville Morse. "The body was badly decomposed and so there was no obvious identifiable cause of death, so the cause of death is pending at this time.”

The child may have been dead for two weeks before being found, Morse said. It was the child's grandmother who alerted authorities Tuesday after becoming suspicious.

"She had some obvious concerns about the welfare of the child, if this is the child that is her grandchild and she was very helpful in helping to get this case opened up,” said Morse.

The investigation expanded to involve the JPSO, and the body was found Wednesday evening.

"It's tragic that a child was left in a garbage bag and that's a tough thing to deal with,” said Dr. Morse.

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