Warrants: police drove suspect home before finding 6-year-old Eli Hart’s body in trunk of car

Warrants released today in the case of the death of 6-year-old Eli Hart shed new insight into the events that unfolded on May 20, including that police drove the suspect home before returning and arresting her later.

Julissa Angelica Genrich Thaler, 28-years-old, was charged with second-degree intentional murder after allegedly killing her 6-year-old son. Thaler’s bail was set earlier this week at $2 million.

The newly released warrants say police observed a blood-like substance “on her hands, face, and clothing” following a traffic stop on May 20. They also saw spent shell casings and a bullet hole.

When questioned, Thaler told police the suspected tissue matter in the backseat of her car was “deer meat that she had got from an unknown butcher overnight,” the warrant states.

According to court records, Thaler grew impatient as the investigation continued, so officers released her from the scene and gave her a ride home.

After releasing Thaler, officers discovered Hart’s body in the vehicle’s trunk.

Police returned to her apartment complex but could not make contact with her, the warrant says. Thaler was located a short time later.

Thaler is due back in court on June 21.

Read the search warrant below.