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Roman Lopez

Little boy found dead a day after family reported him missing. Police say the death is suspicious: Report

An 11-year-boy has been found dead in California under what police are calling suspicious circumstances.

According to FOX 40, authorities found 11-year-old Roman Anthony Lopez on Sunday afternoon. The boy’s family reported him missing the day prior. He was reportedly last seen on Saturday morning at 2892 Coloma Street.

Placerville Police Sgt. John Meuser said during a Sunday press conference that Roman’s death is being investigated as “suspicious.”

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One neighbor, Jordyn Gilmore, said that the family had only moved recently moved into the neighborhood. Another neighbor, who identified himself as Ed, said he helped investigators access a property behind his home.

“The Placerville police came by and I helped them get access to the property behind us and we searched all the trailers and stuff out back there that could be attractive for an 11-year-old boy to hide up in,” Ed said.

Authorities spent hours investigating the boy’s home and yard but stayed mum about their findings. According to the Mountain Democrat, investigators taped off of the residence on Sunday, with two vehicles in the driveway.

As of now, they are not releasing additional information.

If anyone has any information about the case, contact Det. Luke Gadow at 530-642-5210 ext 116.

The story is developing. Check back for details.

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[Featured Photo: Roman Lopez/Police Handout]