An 11-year-old boy was left alone for two weeks at his Elfrida residence and his parents have been arrested and charged with child neglect, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office said.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Carol Capas said deputies went to a residence on Coral Lane on Dec. 12, and found the child by himself in a house described by Capas as being “in disarray.”

“The house was unkept, filthy,” Capas said.

Capas said the Sheriff’s Office was notified about the boy’s situation by someone at the child’s school. The youngster had not attended class since his parents left him.

The youngster told investigators that his mother had left just before Thanksgiving and his father right after Thanksgiving, Capas said.

There were pets in the house with the child and frozen food in the refrigerator, Capas said.

The parents, identified as Melissa, 34, and Bobby Jo Green, 40, were arrested on Wednesday evening as they were returning to the house from an unknown location, Capas said.

When the Sheriff’s Office found the boy on Dec. 12 just before 7 p.m., investigators tried to reach the Greens or other family members to no avail, Capas said. The Sheriff’s Office then called Child Protective Services and CPS retrieved the boy.

In their absence, the Greens were indicted on child neglect charges, Capas said.

They are being held at the Cochise County Jail on $100,00 bond each.