Kylie Wilt and Alan Hollis: Parents hid DEAD baby in bedroom wall, charged with homicide
The accused couple hid the dead body of their five-month old son in their bedroom wall because they reportedly did not have enough money for a funeral
CHARLEROI, PENNSYLVANIA: A couple was charged with homicide among other crimes after their five-month-old son's corpse was found hidden inside their home's wall. Beside the homicide charges against them, the mother Kylie Wilt, a 25-year-old from Charleroi, is facing charges of concealing the death of a child, abuse of a corpse, obstruction of justice, welfare fraud and tampering with evidence, while father, Alan Hollis, 27, is also facing charges of obstructing administration of law or other governmental functions.
The Washington County District Attorney, Jason Walsh, said the Charleroi Regional Police were called to their home on Lookout Avenue with Child and Youth Services to find the 5-month old baby boy. These charges were pressed on the couple almost a month after the boy's body was found inside a wall. "A forensic anthropology examination has revealed that the infant suffered from antemortem trauma present on the left ribs 6 and 7, and right ribs 1, 3, 4, 10. That trauma displayed various stages of healing via healed callouses," said DA Walsh. "The examination also noted perimortem trauma in the form of incomplete fracture to the right 4th rib near the sternal end."
Mother hid crate with baby's remains in wall
Ever since this baby was born, child services have been involved with the entire family. This is because at the time of his birth, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the active chemical found in marijuana that is responsible for both physiological and psychological effects, was found in the infant's system. On the 4th of November authorities visited the mother, Kylie Wilt. When questioned about the whereabouts of their baby, Kylie said that someone in North Carolina was looking after him.
The authorities kept questioning further and when Kylie ran out of responses, she completey changed the story. She told the investigators that her five-month old baby died of sudden infant death syndrome in February 2021. She said that they (the charged couple) kept their dead baby in a crate which was placed in the laundry room of their house.
A suspicious District Attorney Jason Walsh dug deep to find the truth, as he sensed Kylie had been lying to the authorities from child services. Walsh explained that when he saw a certain oddly discolored wall in the bedroom, he sensed something was shady. This wall, as explained by Walsh, was a different color of paint. After this discovery of the dead child's body, Walsh said, "The death of any child is horrific. Hiding a child in a house in a wall, staying with other children, makes it even more horrific." The couple reportedly have three more children.
The family had moved to a new home on Lookout Avenue after the baby's death. Investigators also added to the statement that when Kylie and her other three children moved away, they carried the baby's remains with them. Wilt, allegedly, placed the crate with baby's remains inside the bedroom wall of her new home and then covered it with drywall and new paint.
Robin Stasicha, a former neighbor of theirs, told a local news outlet that she "used to hear the baby crying all the time," adding that "all of a sudden" the couple weren't "bringing him in and out." She admitted that she never figured out what had happened. Stasicha reportedly asked the property manager about the baby. “I told her I hadn’t seen the baby and I was concerned, and she said the baby passed away,” said Stasicha. “I was thinking, I’m here all the time. I never saw an ambulance. Wouldn’t you call 911 if your baby wasn’t responding to you?” Stasicha used to live next door to Wilt and Hollis on Upper Crest Avenue in Charleroi until she said they moved about a month ago.
Eventually, police found the baby's body inside a gray-colored plastic crate which was wrapped in blankets. This entire thing was hidden inside the bedroom wall of their house. After the mother was initially arrested, she said that she wanted to tell the truth and the father knew about his child's death. She said she hid the son's dead body as she did not have enough money for a funeral.