ALERT: Police searching for missing college student

Father alerts mother of son’s death only when ‘smell became too strong’

HARRISBURG, Penn. – A Pennsylvania father of an 8-year-old mentally disabled boy has been arrested after his wife noticed a strong odor coming from her family’s home and discovered that their son had been dead for days.

Jarrod Tutko Sr., 38, is being charged with endangering the welfare of children, concealing the death of children and abuse of a corpse, according to

Tutko was the primary caretaker and has 5 children all together. Several of the children suffer from medical conditions. All were taken into state custody. reports Kimberly Tutko told police Jarrod Tutko waited several days to tell her their son had died. reports when the odor of decomposition became too strong, Tutko Sr. alerted his wife to the dead child. She then called police.

Tutko Sr. is currently in prison. He has a court date set for August 12th.


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