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Was unidentified body of Maine boy dumped by military member?

Maine State Police created this computer-generated image of the boy. Maine State Police

Maine police look into hundreds of leads in boy's death
Maine State Police created this computer-generated image of the boy.
Maine State Police

(CBS/WBZ/AP) SOUTH BERWICK, Maine - The person who dumped an unidentified young boy's body on the side of a road in South Berwick, Maine may be a member of the military, police say.

"We're starting to think that way because we just got no information from any neighbors, any family members...Maybe these people are...assigned a temporary duty in the military and aren't that well known or embedded into the community and again would have family outside of the state or outside of the region," State Police Lt. Brian McDonough said, according to ABC News.

A witness reports seeing a woman driving a blue Toyota Tacoma pickup with a Naval insignia in the area where the body was found, McDonough said Tuesday.

Maine State police say they've asked for the Naval Criminal Investigation Service and InterPol to help identify the mystery boy, reports CBS station WBZ. 

The body was reportedly 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. The boy may have died a few hours before the body was disposed, according to police.

Tips began flooding in after investigators released a computer-generated depiction of the boy on Sunday, but his identity remains unknown.

Police say they've received over 200 tips, but 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.

The death was classified suspicious, but investigators withheld autopsy findings.

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