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Posted on: October 22, 2017

SKETCH OF CHILD INCLUDED: Police Seeking Help Identifying Child Found Dead On Beach

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Police Seeking Help Identifying Child Found Dead On Beach


After receiving a 911 call on Friday evening, October 20th, the Galveston Police Department located the body of a male child on the sand adjacent to the surf in the 700 block of Seawall Blvd. That night, no other related individuals were located, and no one came forward to report a missing child. The Galveston Police Department, along with surrounding local and federal agencies, searched their databases for any reported missing persons that would match this description but found none. 


In an effort to identify this child, the Galveston Police Department contacted one of the most experienced and best forensic artists in the nation, Lois Gibson, and she was able to render a sketch of this child for us. The child is described as approximately 3’ tall with a slender build, black hair, and brown eyes. 


This is an extremely unusual case for Galveston Island, and the circumstances surrounding this death grow more and more suspicious as time goes on. We are still waiting on the official Medical Examiner’s report from the autopsy; however, we will continue to treat this death as a homicide until we can unequivocally prove otherwise. 


We are asking everyone to please take a look at this child and see if you recognize him. This picture is now available on the City of Galveston Website and the Galveston Police Department’s social media outlets; please share it. Someone, somewhere knows this child and can help us identify him. If anyone has any information concerning this case, or the identity of this child please call 409-765-3776 or Crimestoppers at 409-763-TIPS.

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