The body of an unidentified young boy was discovered by a mushroom hunter over the weekend in Washington County, Indiana.
Police said the mushroom hunter came across the body of a black male child around 7:30pm Saturday near a roadway in a heavily wooded area on the eastern part of the county.
Police are now asking the public for help to identify the body. In a statement, police said “He is described as being a young, black male between the ages of five years old and eight years old. The child is approximately four feet tall and has a slim build and a short haircut. Investigators believe the child’s death occurred sometime within the last week.”
“There’s somebody at a Easter table this weekend that maybe has somebody that’s not there and were expecting to come,” Indiana State Police Sgt. Carey Huls told The Associated Press. “There’s family members, friends, somebody from school perhaps, that knows maybe there was issues, that thinks this could possibly be that child.”
No other details related to the cause of death were released and the autopsy is pending.
Police asked anyone with information to call Detective Matt Busick with the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg at 1-812-248-4374 or 1-800-872-6743.
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