PRINCETON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Princeton, Texas couple has been arrested and charged with abandoning or endangering a child and two counts of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence after Collin County deputies found their one-week old baby dead in a bucket of tar in a shed behind their home.
The Collin County Sheriff’s Office said on Saturday, August 8, deputies were dispatched to a home in the 9100 block of Highridge Road in Princeton, regarding the possibility of an unreported death of an infant.READ MORE: Man Dies In Fort Worth After Being Struck By Train
Later that morning, investigators located and interviewed the child’s parents, identified as 42-year-old Roland Grabowski and 41-year-old Donna Grabowski.
They initially declined to cooperate with investigators.
A subsequent investigation by deputies resulted in the arrest of the Grabowski’s for Abandoning or Endangering a Child, a 2nd degree felony.
After their arrest, the Grabowski’s made a statement to investigators advising that on or around July 29, they awoke to find their one week old baby, Micah Grabowski, deceased in their bed.READ MORE: 3 Houston Police Officers Wounded After Chase, Shootout
The Grabowski’s confessed that they failed to notify or report the death to any law enforcement agency.
Investigators obtained and executed a search warrant at the home, where they found the body of Micah Grabowski submerged in a bucket of tar in a shed behind the home.
Roland Grabowski has been charged with Abandoning or Endangering a Child, Abuse of Corpse and Tampering With or Fabricating Physical Evidence and is being held in the Collin County Detention Facility on an $925,000 bond.
Donna Grabowski is charged with Abandoning or Endangering a Child, Abuse of Corpse, and two counts of Tampering With or Fabricating Physical Evidence.
Ms. Grabowski is also being held in the Collin County Detention Facility on a $1,075,000 bond.MORE NEWS: Man Accused Of Stabbing K-9, Ryan Mitchell Smith Now Charged With Killing Father
This investigation continues and additional felony charges are anticipated.