SELLERSBURG, Ind. — Police are asking for the public’s help in a child death investigation that began Saturday in Washington County.

Indiana State Police in Sellersburg received a tip around 7:30 p.m. Saturday that a local mushroom hunter had found the body of a Black male child near a roadway in a heavily wooded area of eastern Washington County.

On Sunday, ISP sent out a release saying detectives need the public’s help in identifying the child, who is described as being a young, Black male between the ages of 5 and 8 years old. The child is approximately 4 feet tall and has a slim build and a short haircut.

Investigators said they believe the child’s death occurred sometime within the last week. However, ISP has not released a time or cause of death because an autopsy is pending.  

Anyone with information that could help identify the child is being asked to call ISP Detective Matt Busick at 1-812-248-4374 or 1-800-872-6743.

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