4-Year-Old Dallas Boy Found Dead on the Street – Foul Play Suspected
A neighborhood in Dallas, Texas, will never be the same again after a child’s body was found in the street. An adult male has since been arrested in relation to this incident.
On Saturday morning, the police were called out to a neighborhood in Texas. The Dallas Police Department (DPD) found a 4-year-old’s body in the street near Mountain Creek Parkway and West Wheatland Road.
The actual location of the victim’s body was in the 7500 block of Saddleridge Drive. Local reports revealed that at the scene, the toddler was pronounced dead by police officers who responded to the 911 call.
Square, 39, immediately called the police and stayed at the crime scene to watch over the body. The police said they believed that the young victim was from the neighborhood where he was found dead.
Toddler found dead in middle of Texas street; suspect in custody https://t.co/KYxQqCWXJY— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) May 16, 2021
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has joined forces with the local police to investigate the matter. In a press release, Albert Martinez, the police executive assistant chief, sadly noted:
"A child was murdered through a violent act.”
A toddler was found dead Saturday morning in the middle of a Texas street, authorities say. https://t.co/YpIYLUsDXJ— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 15, 2021
Martinez shared how very upset he and other officers were about what had happened to the child. Showing how shocking the whole incident was to everyone, including authorities, Martinez also said:
"Even us as police officers, we are shocked."
Man arrested in slaying of 4-year-old boy found dead on street in Mountain Creek area, Dallas police say https://t.co/PLhvyseZCF— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) May 16, 2021
On Saturday, in the middle of the afternoon, authorities focused their investigation on a wooded trail close to where the body was found. The trail, which was popular for biking, was sealed off with crime-scene tape.
Records show that Darriynn Brown was being held at Dallas County Jail on a $750,000 bond...
Multiple outlets revealed that the police had arrested a male teenager connected with the murder of the young boy. The suspect's identity was initially not released until he was booked into the county jail.
In a statement, the Dallas Police Department shared that the suspect they arrested was Darriynn Brown, 18. The teenager was charged with theft and kidnapping, but investigators believe more charges could be added.
At the moment, authorities are awaiting results from forensics to return. Records show that Brown was being held at Dallas County Jail on a $750,000 bond, but no other information has been released regarding his arrest.
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