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Young Boy's Body Found In Maine As Police Search For His Identity

By Danielle Sullivan |

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The boy's body was discovered along a dirt road in the woods.

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.

Image: MorgueFile

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Danielle Sullivan writes for Babble Pets. She is also an award-winning parenting writer, who authors a monthly column for NY Parenting and ASPCA Parents blog. You can read more of her work at her blog,Some Puppy To Love. Read bio and latest posts → Read Danielle's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “Young Boy's Body Found In Maine As Police Search For His Identity

  1. Rosana says:

    Can’t stomach news like this :(

  2. Danielle Sullivan says:

    @Rosana I have a really hard time covering news like this too. The only thing that gets me through it is knowing that by putting the news out there, we might hopefully help find the killer(s) who deserve to be brought to justice and spare another innocent child.

  3. Tiffany says:

    How terribly disturbing. My heart goes out to this little innocent boy. Rest in Peace sweet angel.

  4. BeesMommy says:

    Its hard to believe no one knows this boy. No aunts or uncles, neighbors or grandparents? It seems odd.

  5. Danielle Sullivan says:

    @Beesmommmy I agree, it really is. I just hope that someone comes forward with some information soon. There have been reports in the media speculating that he may have been kidnapped and brought to the state for a sex trade ring. I sincerely hope that is not the case and I pray they catch the killers to protect all the other children out there. Even if the parents murdered the boy, they may have other kids who are in danger.

  6. Amber says:

    Just popped into thank you for changing the photo on this post. The original was really upsetting.

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