(SALEM, Ind.) — The body of a young boy who may have died within the last week was found by a mushroom hunter in a wooded area in southern Indiana, and state police on Sunday asked for the public’s help in identifying the child.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Carey Huls reported that the boy’s body, which is thought to be between 5-8 years of age, was discovered in a heavily wooded area within Washington County, not far from any roadway.
Huls claimed that Huls did not give the name of this boy to the agency. Huls described him as a Black boy 4′ tall and with short hair.
Huls refused to provide any information, such as the cause of death and what was the boy’s clothing when he was discovered. However, he stated that it seemed the boy died within one week.
The boy’s father appealed for the public’s help by asking them to share any details about him, claiming that they know who the boy is or the names of his guardians or parents.
“There’s somebody at a Easter table this weekend that maybe has somebody that’s not there and were expecting to come,” Huls said. “There’s family members, friends, somebody from school perhaps, that knows maybe there was issues, that thinks this could possibly be that child.”
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