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Maine Police Flooded With Tips In Mystery Boy’s Death

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Maine State Police created this computer-generated image of the boy. (credit: Maine State Police)

Maine State Police created this computer-generated image of the boy. (credit: Maine State Police)

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BREAKING NEWS: Person of interest, a woman, being questioned in connection with the boy’s death.

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SOUTH BERWICK, Maine (CBS) – Maine State Police said they’ve received about 60 tips following the release of a computer-generated photo of a boy whose body was found over the weekend.

A police spokesman told reporters at a news conference Monday that tips are coming in from Maine, New Hampshire and as far away as Ohio.

WBZ-TV’s Beth Germano reports.

The body was found Saturday evening at the end of a dirt driveway in South Berwick, which is near the New Hampshire border.

Investigators said they believe the body was left there around 7:30 a.m. Saturday and had been there all day until it was found around 5:30 p.m.  Police think the boy may have died a few hours before the body was disposed.

Maine State Police released a computer generated photo of the boy Sunday, hoping someone will recognize him.

The photo has been distrubuted to schools, day cares, pediatricians’ offices and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Officers are also checking surveillance video at several local businesses hoping to generate more leads.

Police said no one has filed a missing person report for a boy fitting his description.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports.

He is 3 foot, 8 inches tall, weighs 45 pounds and is believed to have been between 4 and 6 years old.

He had dark or dirty blond hair and blue eyes.

He was wearing a Faded Glory gray camouflage hooded sweatshirt, a blue t-shirt, tan pants, and Lightning McQueen sneakers.

An autopsy was completed over the weekend, but police have not revealed the cause of death.

Investigators are also looking for a pickup truck – a dark, blue, newer model Toyota Tacoma with an extended cab and white license plates.

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