Mother charged after boy, 7, found dead inside storage unit had been buried in concrete

- A seven-year-old boy found dead in Denver just before Christmas was encased in concrete, according to reports.

Law enforcement sources told Fox 31 Denver that burying Caden McWilliams in concrete “appeared to be an attempt to hide evidence.”

Caden was found inside a storage unit Dec. 23.

His mother Elisha Pankey, 43, was formally charged Monday with child abuse resulting in death and abuse of a corpse, the station reported Monday.

The boy’s body was found a day after police arrested Pankey on a heroin possession charge, the Denver Post reported Monday.

On Dec. 21 her husband was charged with assaulting her 13 months ago, according to the paper. Prosecutors said Leland Pankey, 39, choked her after accusing of spying on him with electronic devices.

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