MBI asks for help identifying child in cold case

Photo provided by Mississippi Bureau of Investigation

The child was between 5 to 7 years old at the time of death.

Posted: Jan. 8, 2019 10:26 PM
Updated: Jan. 9, 2019 9:18 AM

SHARKEY COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is asking the public for help with information leading to the identity of a child whose remains were found five years ago.

On Jan. 8, 2014, the remains of a young male child were found on the east side of Sharkey County, according to Capt. John Poulos with the Mississippi Highway Patrol. 

The child was between 5 to 7 years old at the time of death. 

A forensic artist created the two images above depicting what the child may have looked like at the time. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact MBI or the Mississippi Highway Patrol at 601-987-1530 or Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 1-888-8CRIMES. 

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