THE devastated biological mother of Samuel Olson is too “devastated” to speak to the media as a body believed to belong to the boy was found stuffed in a duffel bag inside a motel room.

Samuel, who would’ve turned six on Saturday, was reported missing by his stepmother Theresa Balboa on Thursday – but police believe he may have been missing for more than a month.

Balboa vanished sometime on Monday but was later located by police in a motel in Jasper, Texas, following an anonymous tip.

Inside the room, police also found the remains of a child which are believed to belong Samuel. Police said it appeared the corpse had been there for some time.

Balboa, 29, has so far been charged with evidence tampering, and more charges may be filed soon, police say.

She had initially told police that she had given Samuel back to his biological mother, Sarah Olson, when she showed up at her home with a man she believed to be a police officer.

But issuing a statement through her attorneys on Tuesday, Sarah Olson said she didn’t know where her son was and hadn’t seen him since January 2020.

One of her attorneys, Marco González, described Sarah as being completely devastated and feels like the system and court have let her down. 

He said his client has been in cooperation with investigators but does not feel comfortable talking to the media. 

Read our live blog below for the latest updates…

  • SARAH OLSON DIDN’T KNOW WHERE HER SON WAS

    Issuing a statement through her attorneys on Tuesday, Sarah Olson said she didn’t know where her son was and hadn’t seen him since January 2020 — over a year before he may have gone missing.

    April 30 was the last day Samuel attended school at Holbrook Elementary in Cy-Fair ISD, according to Houston police.

    It’s also the last time anyone outside of his family reported seeing him.

  • SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY

    The body of a child believed to be Samuel was found stuffed in a duffel bag inside a motel room in Jasper, Texas on Tuesday night.

    “A possible suspect is in custody and will be interviewed by our homicide investigators. More details will be provided at a news briefing tomorrow,” Houston Police Chief Troy Finner tweeted.

    “I ask the entire Houston community to join HPD in sending prayers for Samuel and his family.”

  • SAMUEL’S MOTHER ‘DEVASTATED’ AFTER BODY FOUND

    One of Sarah Olson’s attorneys, Marco González, described Sarah as being “completely devastated” after a body was found that may be her son, and feels like the system and court let her down. 

    He said his client has been in cooperation with investigators but does not feel comfortable talking to the media. 

  • WHERE WAS THE BODY FOUND?

    Police are reportedly investigating after the body of a young boy was found in a motel room inside a tote bag on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

    Jasper,Texas police Chief Gerald Hall told FOX 4 that police believe the body is likely that of Samuel, who has been missing for at least a month.

    “A possible suspect is in custody and will be interviewed by our homicide investigators. More details will be provided at a news briefing tomorrow,” Houston Police Chief Troy Finner tweeted.

  • STEPMOM WHO WENT MISSING IS QUESTIONED

    Samuel Olson was reported missing in Houston, Texas, last week by his stepmother Theresa Balboa, 29, but police believe the boy may actually have vanished a month ago.

    Samuel’s father, Dalton Olson, told reporters earlier this week that Balboa had also since gone missing. He said he last saw her when they were handing out missing flyers together on Monday.

    However, Finner said on Tuesday night that a suspect is in custody and being questioned over the boy’s believed death. Sources told ABC13 that suspect is Balboa.

  • HOW LONG HAS SAMUEL OLSON BEEN MISSING?

    Samuel Olsen was reported missing on May 27, though cops believe he may actually have vanished a month ago.

    His dad’s fiancée, Theresa Balboa, claimed she saw the boy on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

    Balboa said she last saw Samuel in the 8800 block of McAvoy Drive in Houston, Texas, telling KTRK: “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.”

    She continued that she had to hand over the child because she has no legal rights to him.

    Houston Police Department Executive Assistant Larry Satterwhite confirmed that cops have not verified the version of events Dalton Olson’s girlfriend provided.

    Satterwhite said Samuel’s last known sighting was at Holbrook Elementary School as far back as April 2021.

  • HOW LONG HAS SAMUEL OLSON BEEN MISSING?

    Samuel Olsen was reported missing on May 27, though cops believe he may actually have vanished a month ago.

    His dad’s fiancée, Theresa Balboa, claimed she saw the boy on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

    Balboa said she last saw Samuel in the 8800 block of McAvoy Drive in Houston, Texas, telling KTRK: “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.”

    She continued that she had to hand over the child because she has no legal rights to him.

    Houston Police Department Executive Assistant Larry Satterwhite confirmed that cops have not verified the version of events Dalton Olson’s girlfriend provided.

    Satterwhite said Samuel’s last known sighting was at Holbrook Elementary School as far back as April 2021.

  • SAMUEL’S MOTHER: ‘I HAVEN’T SEEN HIM IN A YEAR

    Samuel’s mother, Sarah Olson, has also informed police that she does not know where her son is and reportedly hasn’t seen him in a year.

    An attorney for Sarah Olson told reporters that though she had primary custody she was denied for many months from seeing the child.

    The attorney, Marco González, said Sarah hasn’t had access to Samuel since the last time she saw him in January 2020. 

    González said Balboa’s accusations implicating that she had something to do with her son’s disappearance is false, saying that there are “too many holes in that story.”

  • BODY FOUND IN MOTEL ROOM

    The body of a child was found stuffed in a duffel bag inside a motel room in Jasper, Texas on Tuesday night.

    Police said the body appears to have been there for some time and appears to belong to missing Samuel.

    Houston Police Chief Troy Finner tweeted: “It is with great sadness that I share with you that a body – of who we believe to be 6-year-old Samuel Olson – was recovered in a motel room in Jasper, Texas, earlier this evening. 

    “A possible suspect is in custody and will be interviewed by our homicide investigators. More details will be provided at a news briefing tomorrow.

    “I ask the entire Houston community to join HPD in sending prayers for Samuel and his family.”

  • WHO IS SAMUEL OLSON?

    Six-year-old Samuel Olson from Texas was reported missing last week.

    Police are reportedly investigating after the body of a young boy was found in a motel room inside a tote bag on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

    Jasper police Chief Gerald Hall told FOX 4 that police believe the body is likely that of Samuel, who was reported missing in the Houston area.

    The chief said the child’s body appeared to be in the motel for some time.

  • DALTON OLSON WANTED RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST THERESA BALBOA

    Since Balboa’s arrest it has been revealed just months before Samuel vanished, Olson sought a restraining order against Balboa after she allegedly choked him.

    Balboa was charged with assaulting and “impeding [the] breath of the child’s father in November 2020, Click2Houston reported.

    Olson was granted a restraining order against her, barring Balboa from having any direct contact with him or his family members.

    However, the couple said they have moved past their issues when speaking to reporters on Sunday, with Olson insisting “this is about Sam.”

    Olson added that Samuel wasn’t around at the time of the choking incident.

    He also insisted that he doesn’t believe his fiancee is at fault.

  • DALTON OLSON AND ARRESTED GIRLFRIEND THERESA BALBOA HAD A “ROUTINE” WITH SAMUEL

    Samuel’s father Dalton previously told FOX 26 he and his fiancee had a “routine” that saw the youngster predominantly staying with her.

    When asked why, he said Balboa would help watch the boy because he didn’t have a car and worked long hours in construction.

    “I’ve literally tried to do everything from the very beginning to do what’s best for my son,” he said.

    “That is my whole world and I can’t imagine if anything happened to him and I believe he’s still out there.”

  • HOUSTON POLICE CANNOT CONFIRM BALBOA’S VERSION OF EVENTS

    Houston Police Department Executive Assistant Larry Satterwhite confirmed that cops have not verified the version of events Balboa provided.

    Satterwhite said Samuel’s last known sighting was at Holbrook Elementary School as far back as April 2021.

    Issuing a statement through her attorneys on Tuesday, the child’s mother Sarah said she didn’t know where her son was and hadn’t seen him since January 2020.

    One of her attorneys, Marco González, described her as being “completely devastated” and feels like the system and court have let her down. 

    González said Balboa’s accusations implicating that she had something to do with her son’s disappearance is false, saying that there are “too many holes in that story.”

  • FAMILY OF SAMUEL OLSON’S STEPMOM THERESA BALBOA ‘IN COMPLETE SHOCK’ AFTER ARREST AS CHILD’S BODY FOUND IN HER MOTEL ROOM (part 2)

    Friends and family of the Olsons exclusively told The Sun their thoughts of Theresa Balboa’s arrest and the loss of little Samuel Olson.

    Friend Joseph Martinez said “I would never think she’d be accused of such a thing.

    “I haven’t had much contact with her lately but I stand by her and support her, I hope everything is [going to be] okay.”

    Her brother, Ramon Balboa, confirmed he was aware of his sister’s arrest but declined to comment when approached by The Sun.

    A mugshot shows the young woman, who remains in custody in Jasper County Jail, with grown-out pink hair dye wearing a blue vest. She appears expressionless.

  • FAMILY OF SAMUEL OLSON’S STEPMOM THERESA BALBOA ‘IN COMPLETE SHOCK’ AFTER ARREST AS CHILD’S BODY FOUND IN HER MOTEL ROOM (part 1)

    The family of Samuel Olson’s stepmother have spoken of their “complete shock” after she was charged following the discovery of a child’s body in her Texas motel room.

    Theresa Balboa, the fiancee of Samuel’s father, reported the six-year-old missing in Houston last week – but police believe the boy vanished a month ago.

    Balboa’s cousin, Stephanie Worth, told The Sun exclusively: “I am just at a loss for words. I just don’t understand. I’m in complete shock.”

    Friend Joseph Martinez also said he was stunned to hear the news of her arrest and believes she’s innocent, describing her as “kind, funny and high spirited.”

    He said: “I’m shocked to hear about this story. I’ve known Theresa for many years, she was my best friend in high school but then we ventured our separate ways as adults.”

  • STEPMOM CHARGED OVER MISSING BOY SAMUEL OLSON, 6, WROTE ABOUT ‘HORNS’ HOLDING UP HER ‘HALO’ IN HAUNTING POST

    The stepmom charged in the disappearance of Samuel Olsen, 6, shared a chilling post about “horns” holding up her “halo” to Facebook.

    Theresa Balboa, 29, was arrested after a child’s body was found inside a tote bag in a motel in Jasper, Texas, police said on Wednesday.

    “You’re only as innocent as the horns holding up your halo,” the image, which she used as a Facebook cover photo, read.

  • THERESA BALBOA APPARENTLY LOST CUSTODY OF OWN CHILDREN

    Court documents reveal Theresa Balboa, the now-arrested girlfriend of Samuel Olson’s father Dalton, had lost custody of her children in 2019.

    Balboa apparently skipped court on December 2, 2019, losing custody of her two daughters.

    “Things had gotten so bad between Theresa and I and we couldn’t get along, iit became an onslaught of verbal and physical abuse between the both of us towards each other,” court documents read.

  • HOUSTON POLICE CHIEF TWEETS NEWS OF SAMUEL’S PROBABLE BODY FOUND IN MOTEL ROOM

    On June 1, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner revealed authorities had found the body of a six-year-old stuffed in a duffel they likely believe to be little Samuel Olson.

    “It is with great sadness that I share with you that a body – of who we believe to be 6-year-old Samuel Olson – was recovered in a motel room in Jasper, Texas, earlier this evening,” Finner tweeted.

    “A possible suspect is in custody and will be interviewed by our homicide investigators. More details will be provided at a news briefing tomorrow.  I ask the entire Houston community to join HPD in sending prayers for Samuel and his family.”

  • TIMELINE OF SAMUEL OLSON’S DISAPPEARANCE (part 7)

    On June 2, Houston Police Department Chief Heather Miller said medical examiners are working to confirm the body found at a motel room is Samuel.

    Police said an anonymous tip led to their discovery of the body in Theresa Balboa’s room.

    Police then charged Balboa, Samuel’s dad’s girlfriend, with tampering with evidence.

    Balboa was arrested in Jasper County on Tuesday night and transported to the Jasper County Jail.

    She was out from bond related to an assault case in November, where she was charged with choking Samuel’s father Dalton.

    Police have no motive in the case.

  • TIMELINE OF SAMUEL OLSON’S DISAPPEARANCE (part 6)

    Samuel’s mother Sarah Olson came forward through attorney Marco González that she has not had access to Samuel in over a year.

    At a press conference on June 1, González said Sarah had not taken the child like Dalton and his girlfriend Balboa said because she had not seen him since January 2020.

    During the press conference, it was discovered Samuel’s body was found in a motel room in Jasper.

  • TIMELINE OF SAMUEL OLSON’S DISAPPEARANCE (part 5)

    Both Houston police and Texas EquuSearch began a search for Samuel on May 31 in an apartment complex.

    Simultaneously, Samuel’s grandmother led a volunteer search effort around the city.

    The police department issued a search warrant for an apartment where Samuel was staying over the last few weeks.

  • TIMELINE OF SAMUEL OLSON’S DISAPPEARANCE (part 4)

    On May 28 and 29, missing person’s fliers pop up on social media and around Houston looking for little Samuel.

    Texas EquuSearch posted on May 28 a flier on Facebook saying Samuel was taken by an unknown man from a Houston home on Thursday, May 27.

    A day later, the Houston Police Department issued a missing person’s flier for Samuel.

  • TIMELINE OF SAMUEL OLSON’S DISAPPEARANCE (part 3)

    Samuel was reported missing on May 27.

    His father Dalton Olson, and his girlfriend Theresa Balboa, said the last time they had seen the six-year-old was on Thursday in southwest Houstonn.

    Balboa, now in police custody, apparently told police that she was paid a visit by Samuel’s mom an officer.

    They apparently came to her apartment that Thursday, Balboa said, and took Samuel.

  • TIMELINE OF SAMUEL OLSON’S DISAPPEARANCE (part 2)

    Tonya Olson, Samuel’s paternal grandmother, said the last time she saw her grandson was on May 2.

    “And to clear up that rumor that no one has seen Sam since April 30 is a lie,” she said on June 1.

    “I just provided you guys with pictures with dates,” Tonya added.

    “He was with us. Dalton is not a bad father and he would never harm that baby and loves him to death.”

    “He would die for him.”

  • TIMELINE OF SAMUEL OLSON’S DISAPPEARANCE (part 1)

    Little Samuel Olson had just turned 6-years-old when he was last seen over a month ago.

    It wasn’t until his father’s girlfriend was taken into custody did police find his body allegedly stuffed in a duffel bag inside her motel room.

    Here’s a timeline of events from his last known appearance to his discovery.

    Despite Samuel being reported missing just five days ago, Houston police say the last verified time he was seen was on April 30 at his elementary school.