Oliver said she unlocked the latch to the washing machine and pulled the boy out, WXIN reported. The boy vomited twice, according to court documents. Oliver said she did not know how the washing machine worked, telling police her boyfriend does the laundry because she has a medical condition that prevents her from lifting heavy items, WTHR reported.
The Elwood Police Department executed a search warrant and did not find water or blood on the floor of the laundry room, WXIN reported. Police also said there was no milk in the refrigerator and no glass containing milk, according to court documents.
The boy, in a forensic interview, told an interviewer her mother was "not nice," according to court documents. Doctors at the hospital told police the boy's injuries were "highly suspicious for non-accidental trauma," WXIN reported.