FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (KNXV) -- Two parents and a grandmother were arrested after an apparently malnourished 6-year-old boy died.
Flagstaff police officers responded to a report of an unresponsive 6-year-old boy Monday afternoon. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the 6-year-old appeared malnourished and his physical appearance “did not complement his age.” The parents admitted that the boy and his 7-year-old brother were kept in a bedroom closet and denied food. Police say the 7-year-old child also appeared malnourished.
Arizona Department of Child Safety personnel took custody of three siblings, ages 2, 4, and 7.
Anthony Jose Archibeque-Martinez, 23, Elizabeth Archibeque-Martinez, 26, and Ann Marie Martinez, 50, were all arrested and booked into the Coconino County Jail for first-degree homicide and two counts of child abuse.