WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — Indiana State Police are looking for help to identify the remains of a boy found in eastern Washington County.
An area resident found the body of a black male child about 7:30 Saturday near a roadway in a heavily wooded area. The resident told police they came across the body while mushroom hunting.
Police said the body was that of a young, black male between the ages of 5 and 8. According to ISP, the child is approximately 4-feet tall and has a slim build and a short haircut. Detectives think he died sometime within the last week.
Investigators have not released a time or cause of death, and an autopsy is pending.