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Body of an Unidentified "Black Male Child" Found by Mushroom Hunter While Walking in the Woods.

A mushroom forager in Indiana found something other than what he'd hoped for yesterday and now, the authorities are asking for our help.

Around 7:30pm last night an area resident found the body of a black male child near a roadway in a heavily wooded area of eastern Washington County. The resident immediately called 911 and the Washington County Sheriff's Department responded. Detectives with the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg were then called to investigate.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Carey Huls said that the body of the boy, believed to be between 5 and 8 years old, was found in the heavily wooded area of Washington County not far from a roadway. Huls told The Associated Press that the agency does not know the name of the boy, who he described as a Black boy who is 4 feet tall, with a slim build and short hair.

Huls declined to give any details, including the possible cause of death or what the boy was wearing when his body was found. But he said it appeared the boy died within the last week.

He also appealed to the public to provide any information about the boy, saying somebody knows who the child was or knows the names of his parents or guardians.

“There’s somebody at a{n} 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.”

The child's cause of death is still pending the completion of an autopsy and, as of this moment, there are no motives or suspects. Only a little boy's body dead in the woods when he should have been celebrating Easter with his loved ones and possibly eating candy and hunting for eggs.

If anyone has information that could help in the identification of this child, please call Detective Matt Busick with the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg at 1-812-248-4374 or 1-800-872-6743.

We will have more details on this story as they become available.


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