Dunham found the boy wandering around downtown Franklin without any shoes. The boy told Dunham that he hadn't eaten in several days. He took the boy across the street to a Subway restaurant, where he bought him something to eat before taking him to the police station. While they were at the restaurant, Myers and O'Neal went to the child's home on North Main Street, where they found the other four boys, ages 11, 12, 15 and 17 living in squalor in a house full of garbage, cat urine and liquor bottles. After feeding the boy, Dunham left him in the care of Alvarez at the police station so he could join Myers and O'Neal at the home.
Warren County Children Services did an emergency removal of the children and placed them with relatives. The parents are not allowed to have any contact with the boys, who are in the care of their grandmother.