The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for the successful identification and location of the family members caring for this young boy at the time of his disappearance.
The FBI and the Galveston Police Department are seeking assistance from the public to identify a 3- to 5-year-old boy who was found deceased on a beach in Galveston, Texas, on Friday, October 20, 2017. The investigation into the child's death is ongoing.
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"Galveston police released new details Tuesday in the mysterious case of a little boy whose body was found on a beach last October. But they still don’t know who he is or how he died.
The boy they call “Little Jacob” was found in the 700 block of Seawall.
An autopsy showed he died around October 17 or 18 and had been in the water from 12 to 48 hours before he was found.
The autopsy confirmed he was already dead when he was placed in the water, but the medical examiner couldn’t determine his cause of death.
“Autopsy results indicate that prior to his death, Little Jacob showed signs of neglect and injuries consistent with abuse. However, none of those injuries appears to have been fatal,” said Capt. Joshua Schirard with the Galveston Police Department."
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