On Saturday, a 4-year-old boy was found dead with multiple wounds lying in the middle of a street in the Mountain Creek neighborhood of Dallas, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
Police have described the circumstances of the boy’s death as “unusual” and have said that the boy died from violent injuries sustained from an “edged weapon,” KTVT-TV reports.
The crime scene covers not only the street where the boy was found but also a bike trail and wooded area behind nearby homes.
Authorities on Saturday night arrested a man in connection with the boy’s death. Neither the boy nor the suspect has been identified publicly, although investigators believe that the boy’s family lives in the area.
The FBI’s evidence response team searched a home in the same neighborhood on Saturday and could be seen carrying out multiple items, including a rug, KTVT-TV reports.
Police believe one person killed the boy around 5:30 a.m. Saturday, about an hour before the child was found. Shortly after 6:30 a.m., Antwainese Square was out for a morning walk when she spotted the child in the middle of the street.
“I was taking a walk, coming from the back end of the street. I see an image of what looks like a dog, because we have a lot of loose dogs in the neighborhood. Immediately I call my mom and say, ‘Hey, I think I see a dog,” Square told KDFW-TV. “Then I see it was a child laying there deceased and I called 911 to say it was a kid.”
The boy’s face and upper part of his body were covered in blood, and he didn’t have a shirt or any shoes on, the Dallas Morning News reports.
The scene remained busy throughout Saturday, with police canvassing the area and searching for evidence. A Haz-Mat team was brought in around 2:30 p.m. to clean up the blood where the boy’s body was located in the street, according to the newspaper.
Neighbor Lila Gilbert said that after authorities had arrived on the scene, she saw a relative of the child come outside and look at the body before returning to the family’s home nearby, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Anyone with information about the case or with relevant home surveillance video can call the Dallas Police Department’s child abuse unit at 214-275-1300.
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