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Maine cops release photo of unknown boy after body found

Maine cops release photo of boy after body found
Maine cops release photo of boy after body found
Maine State Police

(CBS/WBZ) SOUTH BERWICK, Maine - Maine State police said they've received about 60 tips following the release of a computer-generated photo of a boy whose body was found over the weekend.

A police spokesman told reporters at a news conference Monday that tips are coming in from Maine, New Hampshire and as far away as Ohio, reports CBS station WBZ.

The body was found Saturday evening at the end of a dirt driveway in South Berwick, near the New Hampshire border.

Investigators said they believe the body was left there around 7:30 a.m. Saturday and had been there all day until it was found around 5:30 p.m. Police think the boy may have died a few hours before the body was disposed.

Maine State Police released a computer generated photo of the boy Sunday, hoping someone will recognize him.

The photo has been distributed to schools, day cares, pediatricians' offices and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Officers are also checking surveillance video at several local businesses hoping to generate more leads.

Police said no one has filed a missing person report for a boy fitting his description.

He is 3-feet-8-inches tall, weighs 45 pounds and is believed to have been between 4 and 6 years old.

He had dark or dirty blond hair and blue eyes.

He was wearing a Faded Glory gray camouflage hooded sweatshirt, a blue t-shirt, tan pants, and Lightning McQueen sneakers.

An autopsy was completed over the weekend, but police have not revealed the cause of death.

Investigators are also looking for a pickup truck - a dark, blue, newer model Toyota Tacoma with an extended cab and white license plates.

  • Kevin Hayes

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