WASHINGTON — Enda Walsh, the former mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and his wife, Michelle, were arrested in the death of a man at their home.
According to the Fort Wayne Police Department, Enda Walsons son, a 19-year-old Fort Wayne high school student, found the body of 19-month-old Matthew Walson on Friday morning.
“It was a tragic loss,” Fort Wayne Mayor Mark Gottfried said at a news conference Saturday.
Gottfried said Enda’s wife and their son had been out of town for about a month.
The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a call around 3:30 a.m. on Friday, which led to the arrival of two police officers, Lt.
Brian Ries, of the Fort Detroit Police Department and Sgt. Matthew Welsons, of Fort Worth police.
Walsons father told WESH that he was awoken by his son waking him up from a nap.
He said his son was trying to wake him up to go to school.
When he went to wake his son up, the boy was nowhere to be found.
Matthew Walsonders mother, Michelle Walsson, said she went into the bathroom and called 911, but her son was not there.
As she was going to get a towel, the 911 operator asked her to hold her breath.
She told the operator she had to wait for the police to arrive.
At about 2:15 a.n., Walsonds son, Tyler Walso, was located by officers, police said.
Tyler was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was wearing a t-shirt, shorts and a baseball cap.
The body of Matthew Wapson, a 17-year old Fort Wayne student, was found on Friday.
He died of natural causes at the hospital.
Fort Wayne police officers found Matthew Walsh’s body on the front porch of his home.
The body was wrapped in a blanket.
Walsh and Michelle Wilsons were arrested and booked into the Harrison County Jail.
They are facing charges of first-degree murder, child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.
The Fort Worth Police Department said that Enda and Michelle are both facing charges.
Michelle Walssons father, Michael Walsos, said the couple’s children were on the day they died.
After a vigil Saturday night in Fort Worth, he said, the Walsmans would like to be free to attend school.