Boy dies from apparent abuse involving shock collar and restraints

Suspects worked with traveling circus
Posted at 11:21 AM, May 28, 2019

MONROE COUNTY, Indiana — A couple was arrested in Indiana after a 12-year-old boy who died last Thursday appeared to have suffered from extreme neglect.

According to a press release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, an examination of Eduardo Posso after his death found "multiple signs of abuse and starvation."

Detectives say the family was in Monroe County area for employment, which includes distributing advertising for a circus which tours around the United States.

The boy's father, Luis Posso, 32, and his wife, Dayan Medina Flores, 25, were both arrested. Three other children, ages 9, 5 and 2, were placed in the care of Child Protective Services. They appear to be healthy, according to the sheriff's office.

Detectives searched the motel room where the family was staying and located a box containing restraints and a K9 shock collar. During their investigation, detectives also found video of the 12-year-old restrained in a bathtub and a selfie of Luis and Eduardo that shows the child under restraints.

The sheriff's office says the investigation will likely include multiple jurisdictions over a long period of time, because of the couple's employment.