ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. - Police have arrested two people accused of breaking into a home while the homeowners were at their 1-year-old son’s funeral.
The toddler, Parker Munn, was reported missing from his Rowan County home on Sept. 11. Police said he was apparently able to open a door and left the house.
The boy was found a short time later in a small decorative pond at a neighbor’s house. He was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.
Police said during Parker’s funeral, someone broke into the family’s home and stole more than $4,000 worth of property.
Investigators said they obtained a search warrant for the house of the family’s neighbors, Bobby Milam and Jessica Williams, after getting a lead that they had sold jewelry to a local dealer. Police said the jewelry that was sold belonged to Parker’s mother.
During the search, investigators said they found some of the victims’ property. They also found the burned remains of the toddler’s birth certificate book and a picture frame in a burned trash pile in the back yard, according to police.
Milam and Williams were arrested on Thursday on charges of breaking, entering and larceny and obtaining property by false pretenses. Investigators said they will also seek charges of burning personal property.