Loretta Boss, the grandmother of Timothy Boss, and the first person to question his long absence, has been called as a state's witness against her son.
In January, 2002, Loretta Boss of Baldwin, Mich., went to authorities there with her concern about a grandson she had not seen for some time. Michigan officers contacted the Plymouth County Sheriff's office which sent deputies to the Remsen home of Donald and Lisa Boss to inquire about the welfare of the couple's adopted son, Timothy.
Within hours, Donald L. Boss, Jr., Loretta Boss's son, was under arrest and charged with murder in the first degree. Timothy Boss is believed to have died nearly two years earlier. His body has since been found under the concrete floor of the family's home.
Since that January day, the family has been divided. Donald Boss is in the Plymouth County Jail; Lisa Boss is listed as a material witness in the case and is currently in a Safe Bridge facility under house arrest; and the remaining 10 children are in the custody of the Department of Social Services and have been placed with various foster families and agencies.
Loretta Boss is also listed as a witness for Donald Boss's defense.
Also added to the state's witness list are: G. Flohr, Jean Hoffman or Kathryn Young, and Dr. Dawnde Steadman.
Trial is set for Nov. 12.