In yet another tragic story, the body of a boy was discovered near a quiet dirt road in Maine. Now police are working to identify the young boy who was believed to be about 4 or 5 years old.
Investigators believe his body was dumped there on Saturday and that his body was “intentionally placed near a dirt and gravel stretch off Route 4 in South Berwick, near the New Hampshire border.”
The boy’s body was found by a woman who lives in the wooded area as she was taking a walk at about 5 p.m. According to the NY Daily News, police say the woman spotted a blanket at the end of a driveway and then discovered the body nearby. Investigators believe the body had been there for eight or nine hours when the woman called authorities.
A computer generated image of the boy was released in the hopes of finding out who he was and what happened to him. The photo shows a young boy with short blonde hair, blue eyes and fair complexion. He was wearing a camouflaged jacket, blue t-shirt and khaki pants. In a heart breaking detail, they believe he was just 4 or 5 years old because he still had all his baby teeth.
Already detectives have received several tips since releasing the image. A disturbing note is that “police called the case “troubling” because no young boys have been reported missing in the New England area,” so it may be a case of parental homicide.
Anyone with information about the boy should call Maine State Police in Gray, Maine, at (207) 657-3030.
My prayers go out to this little boy whose life was taken just as it was getting started. Things like this should never happen and they hit every parent on an intense emotional level when they do. Let’s hope his killer is brought to justice.