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$10,000 reward in case of child found on Texas beach

November 6, 2017

This undated artist rendering provided by the Galveston Police Department shows a depiction of a boy that police are asking for the public's help to identify. The young boy's body was found on a beach in Southeast Texas. Galveston police say the boy, aged 3 to 5 years, was found Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Police are sifting through hundreds of tips and leads to discover the name of the little boy whose body was found on a deserted beach in Southeast Texas last week. (The Galveston Police Department via AP)

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The FBI and Galveston police have offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification and location of relatives who were caring for an unidentified boy whose body was found on a Galveston beach more than two weeks ago.

Authorities Monday gave the boy a name — “Little Jacob” — and say the focus of their investigation is identifying his family. He’s Hispanic, weighed about 30 pounds, 3 feet tall and between 3 and 5 years old.

Houston-based FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ed Michel says it’s heartbreaking no one has come forward to identify the child or offer clues about what happened to him. Galveston Police Captain Josh Schirard says someone has to know who his relatives are and who the child is.

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