Body of Missing Boy Found
Minneapolis police found the body of a 4-year-old Minneapolis boy who had been missing since Wednesday, WCCO reported.
Desmond Reed’s body was found Sunday morning in the house where he had been staying. Though the cause of death is unknown, police are investigating the case as a homicide.
A woman had been taken into custody, but no charges were filed as of Sunday night.
Reed was reported missing from a north Minneapolis home Wednesday night. Police are now investigating whether he actually left the house.
Because many details about the case were unclear, an Amber Alert was not issued. Officials did not have an accurate description of a car that was believed to have been used. They also felt that media outlets across the state informed the public about Reed’s disappearance, the Star Tribune reported.
Reed’s mother brought the boy to Minneapolis from Chicago in order to visit his father, who is in prison. His mother left Reed with relatives and returned to Chicago.