Middletown, OH (February 28, 2021) — A 6-year-old has been found murdered after his mother declared him missing.
According to police this morning, James Robert Hutchinson, age 6, was reported missing to Middletown Division of Police by his mother, Brittany Gosney.
The Middletown Division of Police would like to thank the many people that came out to help search for James and the organized search teams that responded. Sadly, upon further questioning of Brittany Gosney and her boyfriend, James Hamilton, they now say that James was killed in Preble County a few days ago. The child’s body was brought back to Middletown, where they live, and later put into the Ohio River.
We will be working with trained searchers in an attempt to recover James’s body. The river is very high and treacherous, so we will not be disclosing the exact location in hopes of avoiding another tragic incident.
We are working closely with the Preble County Sheriff’s Office, the Butler County Prosecutor, and the Preble County Prosecutor. Brittany Gosney, age 29, was charged with Murder, Abuse of a Corpse and Tampering with Evidence. James Hamilton, age 42, was charged with Abuse of a Corpse and Tampering with Evidence. Two other children in the household have been removed from the residence.