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Probable cause affidavits released in death of Evan Brewer

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - There are new developments in the case of Evan Brewer, the three-year-old boy found encased in concrete in September. The details are disturbing.

Probable cause affidavits were released Wednesday and they outline the evidence that led police to arrest Evan's mother, Miranda Miller, and her boyfriend, Stephen Bodine, for Brewer's murder.

The two documents, both 12 pages long, detail pictures and video of Brewer while in Miller's custody that appear to be taken inside the home on S. Vine, some using an app that uses phones and tablets as security cameras that can be set up to start recording using motion-detection.

One video shows "Miranda violently spanking Evan for moving while in bed." It also describes a photo showing Evan "with what appears to be a dark, possibly leather belt around his neck."

Documents show that police found a receipt dated for May 26, 2017 where concrete, threaded rod and a trowel were purchased. Those items were signed for by Miranda Miller.

The document goes on to say in October of 2017, while Bodine was in custody, he told an employee of the sheriff's office where he was being held that his wife's son died "probably from neglect" and "Bodine acknowledged he was the one who put the kid in the concrete in the laundry room."

The documents also say that Brewer's body was so decomposed when it was found that medical examiners have classified his cause of death as undetermined.

According to the documents, multiple calls were made to the Department for Children and Families alleging abuse or neglect against Evan.


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