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    TX - Galveston, HispMale 'Little Jacob' UP17178, 3-5, floating near beach, Oct'17



    Date FoundOct 20, 2017
    Location FoundGalveston, TX
    Estimated Age3-5
    SexMale
    RaceHispanic
    Hair ColorBrown
    Eye ColorBrown
    Estimated Height91 cm
    Estimated Weight 13 kg

    On October 20, 2017 an unidentified boy was found deceased along the beach in Galveston, Texas. The child’s body was found washed up on the beach near the 700 block of Seawall Blvd in Galveston. The child had been deceased 1-2 days before being found. He is estimated to be 3-5 years old and believed to be Hispanic or Caucasian. He had black hair, brown eyes and stood approximately 3 feet tall weighing around 28 pounds. The image above is a hand sketch composite provided by Texas authorities showing what the child may have looked like in life.

    http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMU/1311490

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/17178

    abc13.com:

    Toddler's body found on beach in Galveston, does not match any missing kids

    The body of a young boy has washed ashore in Galveston.

    Galveston police investigators say somebody walking down the beach found the body around 5:35 p.m. Friday near 7th and Seawall. The passerby spotted the body in the surf in an area that is not heavily trafficked.

    Investigators say the body appears to be that of a white male between three and five years old.

    They have yet to identify the child, who they say does not resemble any children who have been reported missing in the immediate area.

    "This is a very unusual case. It's very difficult as a police officer, as an agency and as a community to have the death of a small child lying in the sand and to not have any answers to give anyone," said Galveston PD Capt. Joshua Schirard, adding that foul play has not been ruled out.

    Schirard also said that bodies in the water decompose more slowly than those on land, so it is difficult to estimate how long the child had been dead without a more thorough examination.

    An autopsy will determine how the boy died.
    video at link above
    Last edited by Greater Than; 11-01-2017 at 05:37 PM. Reason: Added NAMUS link

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    Bless his heart.
    Be the most brilliant color in the box!

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    Hoping there would be an update this morning

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    Poor baby! Someone has to be looking for this child.

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    poor baby needs his name and a proper burial
    and justice

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    I'm sitting here trying to think of how this could be an accident, but I can't come up with anything that makes sense. If it had been a boating accident, surely he would be wearing a life vest. If he had wandered off and drowned, someone would be looking for him. This is scary and sad.

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    Could he have died during the hurricanes and been submerged? And fam missing too so no report? Could he be an incoming refugee from Cuba? Floated from PR? Trying to think of alternatives to a murdered child


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    Authorities have already checked with the coastguard - nothing has been reported. Also no reports of a missing swimmer from the shore and no reports of a missing child in the area that matches the description.

    Unfortunately in the past the island has been used as a dumping ground for babies that have had horrific things done to them. Riley Ann Sawyers in October 2007 and Elijah Mullis less than a year later in 2008.
    Who is Walker County Jane Doe?

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    I've read that decomp is slower when in cold water, but this time of year the gulf is still relatively warm and hurricane Harvey and all of the flooding occurred nearly two months ago; also considering they were able to give age and race and are trying to match him to a missing report leads me to believe he may not have been deceased for very long before he was discovered.

    The last thing anyone wants to hear is that someone took this baby's life, but circumstances all seem to point to that conclusion.
    Who is Walker County Jane Doe?

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    Sad. I hope they can figure out who this little one is. Makes me think of Bella Bond.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyPond View Post
    Sad. I hope they can figure out who this little one is. Makes me think of Bella Bond.
    It's interesting to compare coverage of both cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyPond View Post
    Sad. I hope they can figure out who this little one is. Makes me think of Bella Bond.
    Oh god I hope its not another bella. But a normal parent/carer missing a wee one would report it, so it can't be good can it?

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    http://www.khou.com/news/body-of-sma...ston/484922337

    Here's another link with a video.

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    I can't help but wonder if he could be the child of illegals, and thus they are afraid to report him missing?
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    Omg this makes me think of Bella Bond


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