MADERA, Calif. (KGPE) -- Madera Police announced Friday the arrest of 2-year-old Thaddeus Sran’s parents in connection to his death following a search effort that lasted over a week.
Chief Dino Lawson said detectives served an arrest warrant at around 7:15 a.m. at the home of Thaddeus’ parents and arrested Briseida and Sukhjinder Sran. Lawson said both suspects were arrested for murder.
Lawson said the 2-year-old’s remains were found by a cadaver dog exposed in an agricultural “fire pit” and had appeared to have been burned in farmland just west of Madera.
Police said the Srans’ other children are under child protective services custody. Thaddeus had been missing since July 14.
Thaddeus Sran's parents told police they put him to bed around 10 p.m. that night, and when they woke up, he was gone. Police said Tuesday that Thaddeus’ parents had stopped cooperating with them early on in the investigation.