Update: Missing Toddler Found Dead In Car Trunk
by Associated Press
July 18, 2013 10:35 AM
Sheriff's officials say the body of a missing western Wisconsin toddler has been found in the trunk of a car near his home.
Two-year-old Isaiah Theis has been the subject of a widespread search since his disappearance Tuesday evening in Polk County.
The sheriff's department issued a statement Thursday which says searchers had looked into the locked vehicle and the area around it after the boy went missing from his home near Centuria. When the owner of the car arrived to remove it about 10 p.m. Wednesday, a deputy opened the trunk and found the boy's body.
Authorities say the cause and manner of the child's death is under investigation.
Several hundred volunteers helped law enforcement officers search the fields and woods surrounding the family's rural home near Centuria. The boy disappeared Tuesday night after playing in his home with his brother.