Bond set for parents in missing child case
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police turned up a possible clue in the case of a missing boy. Investigators found human remains, where the baby's parents shared a home.
Crime scene tape still surrounds the Hallandale home where police found remains buried in the backyard of the home where a baby went missing.
The parents of 5-year-old Dantrell Melvin, Brittney Sierra and Calvin Melvin Jr. were arrested Friday in connection to the disappearance of their missing son. Saturday, both parents stood before a judge.
After listening to attorney's arguments, bonds of $100,000 & $150,000 were set for each parent. Sierra asked the judge a question during bond court. "I went to court on Thursday," said Sierra, "and they said I was gonna have supervision with my kids. I was wondering, can I also see them while I'm here or when I get out while I'm on house arrest?" The judge denied the request.
Meanwhile, back at their old home, the medical examiner continued his investigation. Police have also been on the scene looking for clues to see if the remains are baby Dantrell who hasn't been seen by the family since the summer of 2011.
A current resident of the house said her pet dog would always sniff around the area where remains were found. "He's a black lab," said Natalie Garrido, "so he would always stay in that area. I remember, like I put two and two together. He was always back there for hours, He could stay back there for hours smelling, smelling, smelling."
The home will remain a crime scene until police finish their investigation.
The father's bond was set at $150,000 and the mother's bond was set at $100,000.
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