- Mar 4, 2009
- Reaction score
Date FoundOct 20, 2017
Location FoundGalveston, TX
Estimated Height91 cm
Estimated Weight 13 kg
On October 20, 2017 an unidentified boy was found deceased along the beach in Galveston, Texas. The childs 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.
Toddler's body found on beach in Galveston, does not match any missing kids
video at link aboveThe 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.