Merrimack Police began an investigation into Elijah’s disappearance October 14, according to a statement from the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. He was never reported missing to authorities prior to that time, die verklaring gelees.
Elijah’s mother, Danielle Dauphinais, 35, and her boyfriend, Joseph Stapf, 30, were arrested on charges of child endangerment and witness tampering three days later on October 17, according to the attorney general.
Witness tampering charges against Dauphinais and Stapf stem from evidence showing the pair allegedly asked people to lie about Elijah’s whereabouts and where he was living, knowing child protection services were searching for the boy, the AG’s statement reads.
The Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to perform an autopsy on Elijah’s body on Sunday, Morrell told reporters.
“Once we have a determination of cause and manner of death, we’ll be examining all of our facts that we’ve gathered in the investigation and determining what, indien enige, further charges will be brought,” Morrell said.
CNN has reached out to Dauphinais and Stapf for comment, and contacted the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office to determine if they have retained legal representation.