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Brittany Gosney Biography
Brittany Gosney is a woman who walked into a police station in Middletown, Ohio, to report that her 6-year-old son, James Hutchinson, was missing. Middletown police immediately began searching, posting requests for help and images of the red-haired boy wearing black-rimmed glasses.
But Gosney and her boyfriend James Hamilton were lying, police said Monday.
Brittany Gosney Age
Brittany Gosney is 29 years old, while her boyfriend James hers is 42 years old.
Brittany Gosney Middletown, Ohio
According to police reports, Gosney had run over her son in a park days earlier after trying to abandon him there. Later, she and Hamilton allegedly dumped her body into the Ohio River. Gosney was arrested and charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.
Hamilton was charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. State authorities removed two other children who lived with the couple from the home, police said. The case has shocked the city of 48,000 people about 35 miles north of Cincinnati.
The accident left neighbors and teachers crying over a child they described as “happy.”
James Hutchinson Ohio
“I just wish more people would come out when they need help with their babies rather than go down this route,” Mary Stout, a neighbor, told WKRC. “I just don’t understand it. I just don’t understand when it comes to a child.”
Police had few answers Monday about what allegedly led Gosney to kill her son.
“The mother doesn’t show much remorse at the moment. But she has confessed to doing this, ”Middletown Police Chief David Birk said at a news conference. “She really isn’t saying what the motive was.”
James Hutchinson Obituary
On Friday night, two days before Gosney and her boyfriend reported James missing, police said she took him and his two other children to Rush Run Park in nearby Preble County. In a parking lot near a boat ramp, she allegedly tried to abandon James.
When she tried to get back into the car, she ran him over and left the park, according to court documents reviewed by the WKRC. Half an hour later, she supposedly returned and found James dead. She put him back in the car and drove to her house in Middletown.
The next night, Birk said, Gosney and Hamilton drove to a bridge over the Ohio River and dumped James’s body over the edge.
When the couple reported James missing Sunday morning, police were immediately suspicious, Birk said. “It was a bit unusual because usually when there’s a missing child, the first thing you do as a parent is contact the police,” he said. “They said he was missing since Saturday night.”
Detectives were quickly called in, and within hours, police and Preble County Sheriff’s deputies had gathered at the park to gather evidence.
On Sunday night, police called off the search and arrested Hamilton and Gosney, who, according to police, admitted to killing the boy and removing his body. Recovery teams began searching the Ohio River for its remains, a job that has been complicated by high water levels and strong currents, Birk said.