Police charged two adults and a 13-year-old boy with the death of 5-year-old Logan Mwangi, who was found dead in a river in South Wales last week.
According to South Wales police, 39-year-old John Cole, who lives in Sarn, Bridgend, was charged with murder.
30-year-old Angarad Williamson, also from Salun, and Cole, a 13-year-old boy who cannot be named because of his age, were jointly charged with upsetting the path of justice.
Police said all three had been detained and would appear in the Magistrates’ Court of Cardiff on Thursday.
Logan’s body was found on the Ogmore River near Bridgend’s Pandy Park on Saturday after police were asked to report the missing child.
He was taken to Princess of Wales Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
Detective Inspector Morse Mark Ocy, senior investigator, said: “This is a very tragic event for everyone involved and we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Logan’s family and friends.
“This continues to be an extensive and sensitive investigation by a major criminal investigation team. We appreciate the support and understanding of the local community while continuing to collect evidence on several occasions.
“We will continue to urge anyone with information related to the case to contact the major criminal investigation team.”
Family friends pay tribute to Logan, who described on social media as “kind, funny, polite, handsome and wise.”
People arrived from Sunday to Monday to put flowers, compliments, toys and teddies in front of the police cordon along the river.
Many of the people who came to compliment said they didn’t know Logan or his family, but traveled to the area after hearing the news of his death.
If you have any information, please contact the South Wales Police. mipp.police.uk..
Alternatively, you can call 101 by quoting reference number 2100268674.