Who is Dalton Olson? Samuel Olson's dad shocked after girlfriend Theresa Balboa arrested with son's body
JASPER, TEXAS: Samuel Olson, 6, was found dead in a room in Best Western Inn, which is located at 200 block of West Gibson Street, Jasper, Texas on Tuesday, June 1. The remains of the little boy were found in a tote bag in the room, and according to officials, it looked that they had been there for a while. Houston Police Chief Troy Finner tweeted that the department believed that the body found in the motel room was indeed of the missing 6-year-old. He had also mentioned that a suspect had been taken into custody.
Olson was reported to have last been seen on April 30 at his elementary school in Texas. On May 2, Samuel's grandmother Tanya Olson claimed that she saw him on May 2. She had said on Tuesday, "And to clear up that rumor that no one has seen Sam since April 30 is a lie. I just provided you guys with pictures with dates,” and 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.”
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. 2/2 #hounews— Troy Finner (@TroyFinner) June 2, 2021
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Who is Dalton Olson?
Dalton is the father of the six-year-old child who was found dead. He, along with his girlfriend Theresa Balboa had reported Samuel missing on May 27, and Balboa had claimed that Samuel was last seen on May 27 in southwest Houston. Balboa also claimed that the child was taken away by his mother who was accompanied by a man in police uniform. She said that the mother had taken the child from the apartment.
Texas EquuSearch posted a flyer on their Facebook page where it has said that the boy was taken by an unknown male from an apartment at the address 8800 block of McAvoy Drive at around 7.30 am on May 27. The Houston Police Department also issued a missing person's flyer on May 29. At this point, it was believed to be a custody situation between the mother and Dalton.
On June 1, attorney Marco González who represented Samuel's mother Sarah Olson clarified that she hadn't met Samuel since January 2020 and that she did not have access to him either. In the middle of this, news of Samuel's body being found in Jasper came up. On Wednesday, June 2, it was confirmed that the suspect who was taken into custody was Dalton's girlfriend Balboa. She was arrested in Jasper County on Tuesday following which she was taken to Jasper County Jail.
Houston Police Assistant Chief Heather Morris said, "At this time, we believe the child to be Samuel, but we cannot confirm it is him until the medical examiner makes that determination." Morris also added, “No further information on a cause of death has been shared, or a possible motive.” Citing numerous versions that Balboa has given so far, officials also said that she was being charged with tampering with evidence. They also informed that additional charges may be included after investigation.
Speaking about his girlfriend's arrest, Dalton said, "I don’t know what’s going on. I found out what happened last night." He then addressed Balboa and said, "I can barely breathe…Why? He loved you so much. I do not understand what happened. Why did you, why did you do this?” Before this, Balboa had been arrested in November 2020 for impeding breath. The complainant, in this case, was Dalton. Balboa was reportedly out on bond when she had been arrested on Tuesday night.