Indiana State Police Seeks The Help Of The Public To Identify A Deceased Child: Five Year Old Black Male Child Dead In Suitcase

LAS VEGAS (April 20, 2022)— Detectives with the Indiana State Police continue to ask for the public’s help in identifying a deceased child located in rural Washington County on Saturday.  

A toll-free tip line was established on Monday, and Investigators have received approximately 200 calls from the public. Unfortunately, none of those calls have led to the identification of the deceased child. Many of those calls related to information of children already documented as missing. Investigators are thankful for all the tips that are coming in but ask that the public does not send information on children already documented as missing at this time. Investigators say those cases are already being looked in to.  

An autopsy was conducted on Tuesday; however, no information as to the cause of death was determined. Results of the toxicology report are still pending, and investigators are hopeful that information will shed more light on the cause of death.  

Based on information provided by the autopsy, Investigators believe the child is approximately 5 years old. He is described as a black male, approximately four feet tall, with a slender build and short haircut. 

Investigators are now releasing the location where the child was located as the 7000 block of East Holder Road in Washington County. Tragically, the child was located inside a closed hard case suitcase. The suitcase has a distinctive Las Vegas design on its front and back and a photo is attached to this news release. Investigators hope this image will lead to more specific tips and the identification of the child. 

The child, who has not yet been identified, was found by a mushroom hunter in the middle of a wooded area in Washington County over the weekend.

The body of a young boy has been found hidden inside a suitcase in Indiana.

State police said the hard suitcase featured a distinctive Las Vegas design on its front and back, as the force appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Officers believe the boy was between five and eight years old but an autopsy was unable to confirm his age or his cause of death.

The results of a toxicology report, which show if any drugs were in the boy’s system, are still pending.

A tip line in the case was set up on Monday and has generated about 200 calls from members of the public, but none of the responses have led to the identification of the boy, Indiana State Police said in a statement.

“We have reached out to local agencies, not just here in Indiana, but Kentucky, and Ohio as well,” Sergeant Carey Huls said. “At this point, we still don’t have a name.”

He added that investigators initially believed the boy was from the area, but they have not received any tips or information about a missing child from the region and they now believe he could be from elsewhere.

Anybody with information on the boy is asked to call 1-888-437-6432.

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Source: Sky News wrote the original article.

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