Theresa Balboa Wiki – Theresa Balboa Biography
Theresa Balboa, the girlfriend of Samuel Olson’s father, has been charged with tampering with evidence after a body believed to be the missing 5-year-old boy was found in a motel room in Jasper, Texas. According to court records obtained by ABC13 on Wednesday, Balboa made up a story about having to give Sam over to his biological mom before she left town.
“I was going to take Sam to school when his mother showed up with the police officer, or who I was under the impression to be a police officer, and they demanded me to release Sam,” explained Balboa on Monday.
At the time, Balboa said she handed the young boy to the mom because the parents are in a custody battle. However, HPD Assistant Chief of Criminal Investigations Command Heather Morris said that during the investigation, they were provided evidence that Samuel’s mom was at her own home the morning of May 27.
Theresa Balboa Age
Theresa Balboa is 29 years old.
Charges – Arrested
In fact, Samuel may have gone missing weeks ago. On Monday, Balboa said she last saw Sam last Thursday morning in the 8800 block of McAvoy Drive in southwest Houston at his paternal grandmother’s house. Balboa was then seen at the search for the child in the Webster area. New details obtained by Eyewitness News from court records state after she participated in the search, she took off and drove to Cleveland, Texas, to meet a male friend.
The two then drove back to Webster to a storage unit where they picked up a black and yellow plastic container that had a foul odor, according to documents. The male friend then drove Balboa to a Best Western motel about two hours northeast of Houston, unloaded the truck and left her there.
Records state the next day, he called police to report Balboa’s location. The tip led police to the discovery of the body Tuesday night. When officers arrived, they found the container, which crime scene investigators took photos of later.
Inside, an officer found what appeared to be a child’s body wrapped with black plastic bags and secured with duct tape. Video from overnight shows investigators going in and out of the Jasper motel room wearing protective clothing.
The father of a missing Houston boy — whose remains are believed to have been found — cannot fathom why his girlfriend was allegedly involved in his son’s disappearance.
“Why? He loved you so much,” Dalton Olson would ask his jailed girlfriend Theresa Balboa if he had the chance, the distraught father told KPRC 2 on Wednesday. I do not understand what happened. Why did you, why did you do this?” Olson said.
On Tuesday night, authorities in Texas located what are believed to be the remains of missing 5-year-old Samuel Olson stuffed inside a tote bag in a motel room in the city of Jasper, according to local outlet KTVT. Following the discovery, Balboa, who was also at the motel, was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence. She may face additional charges, police said.
A medical examiner will confirm the dead child’s identity, but Houston Assistant Police Chief Heather Morris said detectives believe the remains are Samuel’s. Samuel was reported missing May 27 by Balboa and his father, though he was last seen on April 30 at Holbrook Elementary School, police said. Balboa, who was out on bond for a prior alleged attack on her boyfriend, is being held in Jasper County Jail.