Update: Police Say Body of Dead Child was Found in Suitcase

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Indiana State Police have released more information regarding the body of the dead child found in Washington County last Saturday.

According to authorities, the little boy was found stuffed inside a hard suitcase with “a distinctive Las Vegas design on its front and back” in a wooded area at the 7000 block of East Holder Road. Although an autopsy was performed, no cause of death was determined. However, toxicology results are still pending.

The autopsy indicated the child is approximately 5 years old. He is described as a black male, approximately four feet tall, with a slender build and short haircut.

Investigators are still working to determine his identity. Although they have already received more than 200 calls regarding the case, he remains unknown.

“Right now that is the number one point of this investigation, to find out who this child is,” Sgt. Carey Huls said during a¬†press conference¬†on Monday. “At this point, we still do not have that information… and he deserves to be heard.”

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the toll-free Indiana State Police hotline at 1-888-437-6432.

ISP Need Help Identifying a Dead Child

A mushroom hunter stumbled across the dead body of a child yesterday, and the Indiana State Police is requesting the public’s help to identify him.

He is described as an African-American child between the ages of 5 and 8-years-old. The little boy has a thin build, a short haircut, and stood about four feet tall.

Found near a roadside in a wooded area just east of Washington County, police believe he died sometime within the last week. His cause of death is currently unknown. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

If you have information concerning this child, please contact Detective Matt Busick of the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg (1-812-248-4374 or 1-800-872-6743).