Child's Nightmares About 'Dead Lady' Led Investigators To Suspect
STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives are one step closer to solving a Northport homicide case because of a child's nightmares. The woman killed has been identified as 62-year-old Narleen Campton.
According to Stevens County Court documents Robert Cody Wirtz's 4-year-old son began having ongoing nightmares involving a"dead lady."
Court Documents show the boy's mother called Child Protective Services on November 24th- two days before Campton's body was found in her Northport home.
The boy asked detectives if they knew what his dad had done when they sat down to talk to him December 7th. According to Court documents the young boy said, "he killed a lady."
After detectives found out about the CPS report and spoke to the boy they arrested Cody Wirtz.
According to court documents detectives think Wirtz knew Campton's son was in jail, and killed her during a drug-fueled robbery.
Detectives found at least two sets of bloody footprints in Campton's home, and the little boy named two other people as possible accomplices. They told us over the phone that more arrests are expected.
The boy is in protective custody, said Tim Rasmussen, Stevens County Prosecutor and is said to still having nightmares, is sleep walking, and crying about bad things.
After he was returned to his mother she reported that he was extremely dirty, had bruises all over his body and was malnourished. The boy told his mom he hadn't eaten in three days.
An autopsy concluded Campton died of blunt force and sharp trauma. She was also choked and endured tortuous incisions on her face.
The boy's mother told authorities her son is still suffering from nightmares, sleep walking and crying about bad things. It's still not known if the boy was with his father when the crime was committed.
Wirtz is in the Stevens County Jail on $750-thousand dollar bond. He's set to be arraigned Tuesday on charges of Aggravated First-Degree Murder and First-Degree Robbery.
>>>If you have any information your asked to call the Stevens County Sheriffs 1-800-572-0947.
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