19-year-old Logan Halstead, who had several medical issues including spina bifida, was found dead in a non-working freezer.
Alabama police reportedly bungled an investigation into the death of a 19-year-old boy weeks before new homeowners made a grisly discovery on the very property law enforcement had already made a search of.
Local news in Henry County say multiple sources have told them Headland officers failed to find the body of Logan Halstead after his father Michael Shane Halstead allegedly tipped them off to the location of his son's remains in early October.
WTVY News 4 reports the father had allegedly told police Logan's body was in a non-working freezer at his former residence -- which is exactly where he was found weeks later.
On Sunday, local law enforcement brought Corpse Abuse charges against Halstead, 44, and his 43-year-old wife, Karen, after new residents of their former home discovered the teen's decomposed body.
The family is said to have moved from their Headland home in September after their son's death. Logan had lived with various medical issues, including spina bifida, and had been receiving government assistance.
Local news sources said Halstead told authorities about his son's body back on October 11, which prompted officers to pay a visit to his previous residence and inspect the freezer. They apparently failed to find the remains which, according to court testimony, was hidden under tarps and a cardboard box.