At 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jackson, Mississippi, investigators issued an Amber Alert for kidnapped 6-year-old Kingston Frazier. Reportedly, the little boy’s mother, Ebony Archie, had left him inside her running Toyota Camry at about 2:00 a.m. while she ran inside the local Kroger to pick up a few items. While she was inside the grocery store, her car was stolen, 6-year-old Kingston inside.
As WAPT 16 News reports, the Kroger (located on I-55) security cameras recorded the suspected car thief and kidnapper get out of a silver Honda Civic, then drive away in the Camry, taking 6-year-old Kingston Frazier with him.
The case, originally investigated as a kidnapped child and stolen vehicle, was being handled by the Jackson Police Department, Hinds County Sheriff’s Department, and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, and the multiple agencies worked tirelessly and in conjunction with one another to bring Kingston Frazier home safely. However, at about 9:45 a.m. on Thursday morning, the Amber Alert in the case was cancelled. Kingston’s mother’s stolen car had been discovered on the 1200 block of Gluckstadt Road in Madison County just 15 minutes earlier.
According to Hinds Country Sheriff’s Department Officer Pet Luke, the kidnapped Mississippi 6-year-old’s body was found inside the recovered car. Authorities say that Kingston had been shot to death via a single bullet to the head.
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Jackson Police Commander Tyree Jones spoke out about the unmitigated horror of the situation, calling the discovery of little Kingston’s body inside the car one of the worst things to happen in his 17-year career in law enforcement.
“This is the worst day of my career — of my 17-year career. Anytime you have that kind of hurt or harm to a child, a defenseless, harmless child, it’s bad.”
Within hours of finding the stolen vehicle and the body of Kingston Frazier, law enforcement agencies began making arrests in connection with the unthinkable crime. At roughly 11:00 a.m. Thursday, police arrested 18-year-old local teen Dwan Dion do Wakefield. Later in the afternoon, 18-year-old DeAllen Washington was also arrested in connection with the kidnapped and murdered Mississippi 6-year-old. According to investigators, Wakefield was previously an accomplished high school athlete, playing quarterback for Ridgeland High School football team just last season.
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According to Mayor Gene McGee, who has spoken out publicly about the brutal crime, the suspect is no longer a student at the school and had been actively dropped by its football program prior to the alleged vehicle theft and murder of 6-year-old Frazier.
Police have now reportedly taken a third suspect into custody in connection with the kidnapping and murder of little Kingston Frazier. He has been identified only as Byron McBride Jr..
Byron McBride Jr is the third suspect taken into custody in the Kingston Frazier case. pic.twitter.com/50vT6ptHNr
— Therese Apel (@TRex21) May 18, 2017
In the aftermath of the news of the tragic and senseless murder of kidnapped Mississippi 6-year-old Kingston Frazier, many have taken to social media to share their shock and condolences.
As a mother today has hurt my heart deeply. I can't imagine. Hold your kids tight ????#KingstonFrazier
— stephanie george (@holditdwn) May 18, 2017
As a father, Jacksonian, and fellow traveller, I'm heartbroken about the death of #KingstonFrazier. I join the family and city in mourning.
— CJ Rhodes (@RevRhodes) May 18, 2017
Praying for the family of Kingston Frazier. I'll never be able to wrap my head around the fact someone would be so evil and murder a baby ????
— Taliyiah McInnis ???? (@__Taliyiahhh) May 18, 2017
I can't stop thinking about it. Lord, my heart is broken.???? #KingstonFrazier ????????
— Eltease Moore (@jsudiva) May 18, 2017
At the time of his murder, Kingston was a student at North Jackson Elementary School, part of the Jackson Public School District, which issued a statement in response to the tragedy. According to the district spokesperson, Sherwin Johnson, grief counselors will be provided to assist those impacted by the murder, including Kingston’s teachers and classmates.
“The is deeply saddened by the tragic death of North Jackson Elementary scholar, Kingston Frazier. He was beloved by his classmates and teachers and will surely be missed. The District is providing grief counselors to the students and staff of the school. We ask all citizens to keep the Frazier family in their thoughts and prayers.”
Kingston was reportedly scheduled to graduate from kindergarten today.
At the scene where the stolen car was left and young Kingston Frazier was found, a broken-hearted woman leaves balloons and a teddy bear… pic.twitter.com/DQ8n8MnrbA
— Mike Evans (@crabblers) May 18, 2017
As Heavy reports, it appears that 6-year-old Kingston Frazier’s parents got the news of their son’s murder in the midst of a police press conference announcing the murder of Kingston Frazier to the local media. (Warning: explicit language.)
About two and a half minutes into the conference, Kingston’s parents pulled up to the press conference where law enforcement was speaking about the developments in the case of the kidnapped 6-year-old. Kingston’s father immediately begins questioning police about his son’s whereabouts.
“Where’s my son? I ain’t heard s**t about my son all day. And I know he ain’t right.”
As he approaches, he is intercepted by a police officer and guided away. The microphone then catches him saying, “my son is dead, man.”
At this point, no official charges have been filed in the case of kidnapped and murdered Mississippi 6-year-old Kingston Frazier, although charges and more details in the tragic case are expected in the immediate future.
[Featured Image by Jackson Police Department/Twitter]