The search for a missing 2-year-old toddler in Wisconsin ends in tragedy when the body was found in the trunk of a car close to his home, according to Sheriff’s officials.
Isaiah Theis (teyes), has been the subject of a desperate search since he went missing on Tuesday in Polk County, Wisconsin. Considering the scorching temperatures, family was frantic with his disappearance.
At around 5 a.m. the reports came in that the toddler’s body had been found just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday night. His body was discovered by a police officer.
The search was suspended at the time, pending identification of the little boy.
City workers had estimated that about 1,000 people had come to search for Isaiah.
Isaiah Theis has been missing from his rural home near Centuria since Tuesday evening.
His mother told Polk County sheriff’s deputies her son was last seen in the house playing with his brother. Family, friends and neighbors began a search for the missing toddler after his parents realized he had wandered away.
Law enforcement was notified and the search for the missing boy began with the help of dozens of volunteers.
Sheriff Peter Johnson said searchers were conducting a slower, detailed search of some of the ground they covered Tuesday night. The sheriff had asked that volunteers report to the Polk-Burnet complex in Centuria.
The sheriff’s department issued a statement Thursday which says searchers had looked into the locked car 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.
The area, like much of the country, has been suffering from extremely high temperatures topping in the high 90s, a heat advisory had been issued for most of Wisconsin until Friday evening.
It is not clear whether the boy locked himself in or if the heat led to the death of the 2-year-old toddler.
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