Assistant Attorney General Dana Gigler told the commissioner that there has been “no substantial change” warranting a shift in care. Currently, the boys are staying in foster homes in Clark County; two other boys belonging to Eckhart and his live-in girlfriend, Alayna Higdon, are staying with family members.
The boys are now enrolled in schools in Clark County, a DSHS spokeswoman said.
Eckhart and Higdon were arrested April 12 after Vancouver police found the boys in a dark, mostly empty bedroom with a door and window covered with bars similar to those commonly used in closets. The boys were still in diapers, not enrolled in school and couldn’t speak, police said.