Galveston police are still working to identify a little boy that seems to have washed up on the beach in Texas last week.
Police brought in Lois Gibson, a renowned forensic artist, to render a sketch of the boy found naked and in the surf last Friday.
The boy is described as being around three to five years old. He’s three feet tall and weighs around 30 pounds. The child has black hair and brown eyes and is thought to be Hispanic.
Galveston police are pouring through missing persons reports but have yet to find any reports that match the description of the little boy.
Captain Joshua Schirard said at a press conference on Sunday that while an autopsy is conducted, the death with be treated as a homicide until police can “unequivocally prove otherwise.”
“This is an extremely unusual case for Galveston Island, and the circumstances surrounding this death grow more and more suspicious as time goes on.”
In the meantime, Schirard said the department has “gotten probably close to a thousand tips from the news stories and social media posts that have been out there,” according to KWTX.
ABC News noted that the case is eerily similar to that of 2-year-old Bella Bond, who washed up on a beach near Boston two years ago.
It took nearly three months to identify Bella’s body.
Michael McCarthy was charged with second-degree murder in Bella’s death. McCarthy, who was dating Bella’s mom at the time of her death, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Police are still asking the public for help in identifying the little boy found in Galveston.
“Someone somewhere knows this child and can help us identify who this is. Somebody knows this kid.”
Anyone who may have information on this case is asked to call Galveston police at (409) 765-3776 or Crime Stoppers at (409) 763-TIPS.
[Feature Photo: Galveston Police Department]