BREAKING NEWS: Little girl finds dead body of boy in school uniform

August 22, 2017
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Little girl finds dead body of boy in school uniform on residential property, tells police she thought he was sleeping and tried to wake him up

A girl walking home from school in Alabama came across a horrifying discovery: A young boy found dead at a residential property in Mobile.

WPMI reports that a little girl discovered the body near the driveway at about 3 p.m. on Monday. She was reportedly walking with a group of girls from the school bus when they stumbled across the young boy, who is believed to be five or six years old. She told a family member who then contacted authorities.

via WPMI reports:

A girl walking home from school in the 2100 block of Demetropolis Road made a terrifying discovery.
“The children told me that when they got off the bus and when they went through the driveway they found the body,” Betts said.
The body of a little boy. The girl says she thought the little boy was sleeping so she tried to wake him up. Betts says she was driving by headed to church.
“It’s looks like a 6-year-old boy who had on a uniform but nobody knows who it is,” she said.
The little boy’s body was found in the front drive way of a house next to trees.

James Lockhart lives in that house. He says he believes someone may have dumped the little boy because when he left his home around 10:30 in the morning for dialysis nothing was there.
“It could have been an accident but I don’t believe it was, I believe it was done intentionally,” Lockhart said.
Chief Battiste isn’t releasing many details. He says they need parents to come forward
“If parents have children who have not made it home from school they need to reach out to us,” he said. “Particularly if they live in this area or their child would have come home in this general vicinity.”
Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich was also at the scene, she says right now people should stay calm while police work this case.
“It’s very early in this investigation and we all have to stay calm and let the police dept. do their jobs. That’s why we’re out here just to make sure if they need any assistance we can help them anyway we can. This is a very fresh investigation, it’s very early and we just don’t know that much information now,” Rich said.

The girl told police she thought the boy was sleeping and that she tried to wake him up.

“It’s looks like a 6-year-old boy who had on a uniform but nobody knows who it is,” a witness told the news station.

The boy appeared to be wearing a school uniform.

Police are still seeking to identify the boy and have released very little information about the investigation.

“If parents have children who have not made it home from school they need to reach out to us,” Mobile Police Chief “Particularly if they live in this area or their child would have come home in this general vicinity.”

The owner of the property on Demetropolis Road where the boy was found said he saw nothing when he left home at 10:30 for a dialysis appointment.

“I didn’t see anything when I left home,” James Lockhart told Fox 10 News.“When I got out of dialysis, my aunt called and told me what was going on. I returned home to chaos; it was absolute chaos. I had to come around the back because the front was blocked.”

Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich asked for patience from concerned local residents.

“We all have to stay calm and let the police department do their job. This is a very, very fresh investigation and it’s very early,” Rich told reporters on Monday. “Go home and hug your children extra tight tonight and if your child is not where they’re supposed to be please let the Mobile Police Department know.”

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