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Maine Police Seek Navy’s Help In Mystery Boy Search

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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)

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine (CBS/AP) – Maine State Police say they’ve asked the Naval Criminal Investigative Service for help with their efforts to identify the body of a young boy found on the side of a back road in South Berwick.

During a Tuesday briefing in Alfred, State Police Lt. Brian McDonough said a witness saw a dark blue truck near where the body was found that had some type of Naval insignia near the license plate and a female driver.

Maine State Police say they’ve received more than 200 tips, but so far none have led to the identity of a boy. Authorities told WBZ-TV Tuesday that several of the calls came from as far away as Florida, Alabama and Michigan.

Investigators have pleaded to the public for help in identifying the boy, whose body was found Saturday alongside a dirt road. They are also turning to InterPol for help.

WBZ-TV’s Beth Germano reports.

Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland says the police command post has been moved from South Berwick to the state police barracks in Alfred where detectives continue to investigate new leads. There are 14 Maine state troopers and three New Hampshire troopers dedicated to the case.

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Maine State Police provided a picture of the shoes the boy was wearing when he was found on the side of a road in South Berwick. (credit: Maine State Police)

The boy, believed to be between 4 and 6 years old, was wearing a gray camouflage hoodie, tan pants and black size 12 1/2 “Lightning McQueen” sneakers.

He had blue eyes and dirty blond hair.

The death is classified as suspicious; autopsy results have not been released.

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