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Mississippi seeks identity of child found dead in 2014

January 8, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is trying to identify a boy who was found dead five years ago in the Delta.

Capt. Johnny Poulos, spokesman for MBI, says authorities believe the child was 5 to 7 years old when he died. His remains were found Jan. 8, 2014, in eastern Issaquena County, north of Vicksburg.

MBI released two sketches Tuesday of what the child could have looked like while still alive, in hopes of finding someone who could identify him. The drawings show a boy with a medium-toned complexion, an oval face, almond-shaped eyes and dark eyebrows. One sketch shows him with smooth hair, the other with short, curly hair.

People with information can call the MBI or the Mississippi Highway Patrol at 601-987-1530 or Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 1-888-827-4637.

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