Body of five-month-old baby is found hidden in WALL of home – and boy's parents are charged over death

A COUPLE was charged over the death of their five-month-old son, whose body was found hidden inside a wall of their house.

Prosecutors announced new homicide charges against Kylie Wilt, 25, and Alan Hollis, 27, on Thursday, a month after the boy's body was found in their family home.


MOM 'ADMITS TO HIDING BODY'

Child services had been involved with the family since the baby's birth, when he was found to have THC in his system, WPXI reported.

When authorities visited Wilt's Charleroi, Pennsylvania, home on November 4 to ask where her baby was, she claimed he was being cared for in North Carolina.

Police said Wilt then changed her story and told investigators her son died of sudden infant death syndrome in February, and that she kept the baby in a crate in her laundry room.

A neighbor told local media that they often heard the baby's cries until one day, when they never saw or heard the baby again.

Investigators say Wilt and her three children moved a few blocks away, and she brought her son's remains with them.

"The death of any child is horrific," District Attorney Jason Walsh said. "Hiding a child in a house in a wall, staying with other children, makes it even more horrific."

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GRIM DISCOVERY

Investigators revealed on Thursday that the infant, referred to as "AH" in a criminal complaint reviewed by The Tribune-Review, was found wrapped in blankets inside a gray plastic crate hidden in a cubbyhole in a bedroom.

Authorities say Wilt admitted to putting the infant's body in the crate and hiding it in a hole cut in a wall, which was later covered with drywall and paint.

“There was discoloration, different color of paint," Walsh said. "It looked like drywall was cut out and a section was replaced in a bedroom."

After her initial arrest, Wilt said she “wanted to tell the truth" and told investigators Hollis knew about the child’s death and cut the hole in the wall and sealed the crate inside, The Tribune-Review reported.

Hiding a child in a house in a wall, staying with other children, makes it even more horrific.

When police asked Wilt why she hid the boy's body, they said she told them she didn’t have enough money for a funeral.

NEW HOMICIDE CHARGES

Results of a forensic exam were also revealed on Thursday and showed the baby suffered trauma to his ribs, injuries that were in various stages of healing, according to the district attorney's office.

Hollis eventually admitted he cut the hole in the wall, prosecutors said.

A criminal complaint included text messages between Wilt and Hollis in November 2020, when they reportedly "expressed their disdain" for the boy.

They referred to the child by derogatory names and complained about how he “just won’t shut up.”

One text from Wilt to Hollis reportedly said she was about to "snap his neck,” The Tribune-Review reported.

Wilt and Hollis were already in jail following their November arrests, with Wilt initially facing concealing the death of a child and abuse of a corpse charges.

Hollis was charged with obstruction.

Both parents are now charged with homicide, aggravated assault, conspiracy, concealing the death of a child, abuse of a corpse, obstructing the administration of justice, welfare fraud and tampering with evidence, prosecutors said.

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