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Sarah Wondra, 35, was charged with failing to report a death at the weekend, Fruitland Police Chief JD Huff.
Authorities in Idaho have arrested a woman in connection with the death of missing five-year-old boy Michael Vaughan.
Police in southwestern Idaho have arrested a woman in connection with the disappearance of a 5-year-old boy who went missing more than a year ago.
Fruitland Police Chief J.D. Huff said investigators believe Sarah Wondra, 35, may have been aware of the boy’s death, Boise KTVB reported. She is accused of failing or delaying notification of a death, a crime.
Court records do not show whether Wondra has an attorney. She was due to make her first court appearance on Monday afternoon.
Michael Vaughan was last seen on July 27, 2021, outside his family’s home in the rural southwestern Idaho town of Fruitland, about 31 miles northwest of Boise. Police and other law enforcement agencies searched the area for months, but found no trace of the boy.
Investigators resumed the search Saturday, using a tractor and specially trained dogs to dig in the yard of a house in Fruitland, not far from Vaughan’s home.
“During the investigation, we received information regarding the possibility of finding the remains of Michael Vaughan…As a result, we obtained a search warrant,” Huff said Saturday.
On Monday, Huff told KTVB that a credible tip led police to the home and that Wondra was one of the occupants.
“We don’t think she’s the only person who knows and will be looking for people who may be related,” Huff said.
Investigators ransacked much of the home’s yard looking for Vaughan’s remains. Huff said they intended to excavate the entire yard.