Police work to identify boy found dead in Maine
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine -- Police were searching for answers Sunday after a boy's body was found on a dirt road in Maine.
The boy was found in the woods about 40 feet off the remote road, just outside South Berwick, Maine.
“A pedestrian walking on the road happened to look over and saw the body,” Maine State Police Sgt. Chris Harriman said.
Police started their investigation into the boy's death Saturday afternoon, but as of Sunday night they were still missing a big clue; detectives don't know who the boy is.
State police released a computer-generated photo of the child -- believed to be four or five-years-old, a little less under four feet tall, and wearing a blue shirt and gray camouflage jacket.
Investigators knocked on the doors of the few homes nearby the somewhat desolate road, but no one recognized the boy.
“There’s a couple of houses at the crossroads there, but not really heavily traveled,” Harriman said.
“There’s no one out here, I mean, which is what we like about it -- we’re by ourselves out here,” Ben Lewis said. “There’s a few people here and there but if you were out here for an hour you might see three cars drive by.”
Police are now looking for a navy blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that was seen on the dirt road.
There has been no word on whether the pickup has anything to do with the boy, but with so few clues, investigators are chasing every possible lead.
Police also checked missing persons databases in nearby states including Massachusetts and New Hampshire but have found no leads, and now they’re hoping the public can provide the most important clue: The identity of this boy.
“It’s the next step in the investigation,” Sgt. Harriman said. “We can’t move past that until he’s identified.”
Police are encouraging anyone who has any information on who this boy may be to contact Maine State Police at 207-657-3030.
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