LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Police accuse two people of child abuse after discovering an 11-year-old child contained within a “large metal enclosure.”

The Henderson Police Department said on Tuesday around 10:15 a.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of Silverton Drive to assist the Clark County School District Police Department with a truancy issue involving a student. This is near N. Valle Verde Drive and Wigwam Parkway.

When officers arrived on scene to check the welfare of a student, they said they discovered a 11-year-old was being contained within a “large metal enclosure” and the residence was found to have “inhospitable living conditions.”

Detectives said they identified the suspects as 46-year-old Misty Scanlan and 41-year-old Jeffrey Scanlan. They were booked into the Henderson Detention Center for one count of child abuse and/or neglect, police say.

Child Protective Services also assisted according to police.

“As this is an open investigation, no further details will be released at this time,” police say.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4911, 3-1-1, or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit Crime Stoppers website. Tips directly leading to a felony arrest, or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers, may result in a cash reward.


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