Photo: Sukhjinder Sran and Briseida Sran
2-year old Thaddeus Sran was described by his grandmother as a happy toddler despite his special needs which led to his inability to walk and talk just yet. His parents reported he went missing from their Madera home at some point during the night on July 15th.
On July 24th , the parents were arrested for murder. The Madera Police Department worked with several agencies on this case, including the FBI.
Specific evidence about the case has not been released.
The arrests of 42-year-old Sukhjinder Sran and 29-year-old Briseida Sran came after a burned body was found in an almond orchard west of the city of Madera, about 4 miles from the Winter Way home where the parents were arrested. Though an autopsy has been conducted, the results have not yet been released.
The father was booked into the Madera Department of Corrections. The mother, who is 8-months
pregnant, underwent a full medical exam before her booking process was complete.
On Tuesday, July 28 th , the District Attorney’s office filed murder charges against Thaddeus’s parents.
The charges were filed in accordance with Adam’s Law: “It’s child abuse leading to the death of a child under the age of 8, and it’s a 25-year to life count,” stated District Attorney Sally Moreno. The accused parents were arraigned on Wednesday; both parents pled not guilty.
The accused parents were arraigned on Wednesday; both parents pled not guilty.
The couple have four other children, one who passed away in 2015 from sudden infant death syndrome.
That case is closed. The couple’s three other children are in the custody of Child Protective Services.
The parents remain in custody with bail set at $1 million each.
Photos from the Madera Department of Corrections