GREEN BAY, Wis. (WITI) -- Officials announced Wednesday the body of a child found inside a Wisconsin woman's vehicle is her missing son Josias Marquez, autopsy results confirmed.
According to WLUK, Josias' mother, Sagal Hussein, 26, of Green Bay appeared in court Wednesday afternoon, April 15, where the judge granted the state two weeks to file a criminal complaint. She's been held on a $500,000 cash bond since a probable cause hearing was held on April 1.
No formal charges have been filed against Hussein in connection with her son's death. District Attorney David Lasee told WLUK his office should know what charge will be appropriate when a cause of death is determined.
The investigation into 5-year-old Josias' whereabouts began on Jan. 26 when a neighbor reported seeing Hussein's other two children outside, unsupervised. Since then, authorities said they've been trying to get Hussein to tell them where her third child is. Hussein had claimed the boy was with his father out of state, but officers were unable to confirm that.
Officials said the boy had not been seen by anyone but Hussein since Nov. 25, 2019.
Due to her inaccuracies and lack of cooperation, Hussein was arrested on March 30, WLUK reported. A search warrant was issued for her residence and her vehicle. On March 31, deputies said technicians at the State Crime Lab in Madison found a corpse inside Hussein's vehicle. Autopsy results confirmed it was Josias.