A 2-year-old Texas boy reported missing in Denton on Tuesday was found deceased Wednesday morning, Denton police confirmed.
During a Wednesday morning press conference, Denton police said Sarbesh Gurung was found inside a white SUV in “pretty close proximity” to the Denton apartment he disappeared from. The vehicle’s windows are shaded and the interior was almost completely black when they found the boy’s body.
The SUV apparently belongs to a neighbor, who got into got into their vehicle Wednesday morning and discovered the boy, according to WFAA.
It’s still unclear how Sarbesh ended up inside the vehicle, but temperatures were around 93 degrees on Tuesday afternoon when he reportedly vanished from his family’s apartment. As CrimeOnline previously reported, the boy’s mother told police she put the boy down for a nap at around 2 p.m. and minutes later, he had vanished.
A neighbor got into their car this morning and discovered Sarbesh’s body. Police say the windows were tinted and it was difficult to see in. 250-300 searchers were in the area the day before. Right now there are no persons of interest in this case. Investigation is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/mWEkyIC03k
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“Now is not the time to point fingers or assign blame, because we’re all heartbroken,” Denton Police Chief Frank Dixon said, according to Dallas Morning News. “The family is just devastated. The mother is being treated right now for some undetermined medical conditions. She had a panic attack when she was notified.”
Hundreds of volunteers scoured around W. Prairie Street on Tuesday, close to the University of North Texas campus, looking for the boy. While police searched cars, dumpsters, potholes, and knocked on doors, Dixon said authorities cannot “reasonably assume” that every single vehicle was checked during the search.
“Is it reasonable to assume that we checked every car, checked every door handle? No we can’t reasonably assume that. There are probably going to be questions that we never have answers for, and that’s unfortunate.”
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the boy’s official cause of death. Police indicated that there was no obvious signs of trauma.
The story continues to develop. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
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[Photo: Sarbresh/Denton PD]