WXIX-TV reports court records say Gosney is accused of driving the 6-year-old to a Preble County wildlife area on Friday to abandon the boy. She allegedly ran over the child when he tried to get back into the car. Gosney told police the boy’s body was dragged as she drove away. She allegedly returned about 30 minutes later, found him dead in the middle of the parking lot with a head injury, then picked him up and drove him back home to their Crawford Street residence and put his body in a bedroom, WXIX reports.
Middletown Police said Gosney’s two other children were in the car with her at the time. Neither of the other two kids were hurt, police said.
Middletown Police Chief David Birk said on Saturday, Gosney and her boyfriend, James Hamilton, drove to the Ohio River and put her son’s body in the water, possibly near Lawrenceburg, Indiana, WXIX reports.
Gosney reportedly confessed to killing the boy and working with Hamilton to hide the boy’s body.
Brittany Gosney, 29, was arrested and charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.
James Hamilton, 42, was arrested and charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.
Two other children in the household were taken into protective custody, police said.
Gosney and Hamilton are scheduled for a March 8 hearing.