Florida authorities tell PEOPLE they made a wrenching discovery this week after a 911 call led them to discover a 17-year-old’s lifeless, 45-pound body — days after he died.
The teen’s mother, Sabrina Robinson, was charged Tuesday with aggravated child neglect, gross neglect and manslaughter, one day after her son’s body was discovered in her home, authorities say.
Teen Javontez Thomas was dead at least three days before police were called to the home by his mother’s boyfriend, a source with the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office in Florida tells PEOPLE.
There, the source says, law enforcement discovered the extent of Thomas’ miserable living conditions before he died: His skin was rotting, and his urine-soaked and feces-covered mattress had become a breeding ground for maggots.
Authorities are not discussing what they’ve been able to learn about Thomas’ life. Robinson, 50, is being held without bail, the source confirms.
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Preliminary autopsy results show Thomas died from severe malnutrition, the source tells PEOPLE.
Robinson’s boyfriend returned from work Monday and called 911 after finding the teen’s decomposing remains. Authorities say Robinson’s boyfriend and her 24-year-old daughter also lived in the home.
It is possible additional charges could be filed in the case, depending on the outcome of the ongoing investigation, the sheriff’s source says.
It was not unclear if Robinson has retained an attorney for her impending defense, and PEOPLE could not determine if she has appeared in court to enter a plea to the charges against her.
Attempts to reach neighbors were unsuccessful.