Police attempt to identify body of boy found in woods, set up tip line


Indiana State Police have set up a national toll-free hotline for information about the death of a young boy whose body was found in the downstate over the weekend.

SALEM, Indiana – Indiana State Police have set up a nationwide toll-free hotline for information about the death of a young boy whose body was found this weekend in South Indiana. the state.

Police say anyone with information about the boy whose body was discovered in Washington County should call 1-888-437-6432.

“That’s our #1 goal at this point is to find out the identity and name of this child,” said state police spokesman Sgt. Carey Huls.

A Washington County resident hunting mushrooms found the body around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. The body was in a heavily wooded area in eastern Washington County.

Police describe the boy as black, 5 to 8 years old, thin, with a short haircut and about 1.2 meters tall. It is believed that he died within the last week.

“We reached out to local agencies, not just here in Indiana, but also in Kentucky and Ohio,” Huls said. “At this point, we still don’t have a name.”

Investigators initially believed the boy was from the area, but because they have not received any tips or information about a missing child from the area, they now believe he may be from outside the area. region, Huls said.

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