Maine Police Flooded With Tips In Mystery Boy’s Death
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.