UPDATE: Child Death Investigation, Mother Speaks

By Ben Manning | bmanning@wtajtv.com

Published 08/03 2014 04:32PM

Updated 08/03 2014 04:34PM

HARRISBURG - The mother of a boy who family lived for days with his corpse in the house is speaking out.

Police arrested the boy’s father for not reporting his son’s death, but not the mother.

Kimberly Tutko described her son as mentally handicapped and autistic. She said her husband took care of him most days; they split up time taking care of their six children. She says her husband Jarrod Tutko Senior brought their son's body to her on Friday. He had been dead since Tuesday. She called 911. She says people are harassing her because she didn’t realize her son had been dead for days, but she says that was the routine in their house and how they divided up the labor.

Jarrod Tutko Sr. is in the Dauphin County Prison. Their other children were removed from the home. Kimberly said her husband had hit her in the past but she doesn't think he would hurt their children.

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