The body of a seven year old boy was recently found and police are wondering what happened to him. Michael Kingsbury suffered from autism and went missing near his home in Washington DC earlier this week. He was found inside a locked car on private property only two buildings away from his home.
Katrina Kingsbury, the boy’s mother, thanked neighbors for helping in the search, but there is confusion on how the boy could have gone missing for so long, yet be so close by.
“We were there four times,” said Gaston McVea, one of the people who helped search for the boy. “That was our central location and somehow we missed this.”
Police still don’t know how the boy went missing, how he died, and why they couldn’t find him. They also haven’t identified the owner of the car as of yet. Some are saying that the police didn’t do their jobs when helping to find the child, and that’s why he’s not alive today.
Neighbors went after Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham, complaining about shoddy police work. But he says that the department did all that it could to find the boy, including putting up posters, and going door-to-door. But some are saying that the flyers were few and far between.
The boy’s mother says that her son was not allowed to leave the house without supervision. His death has not yet been ruled a homicide, but officers say that they checked out the car where his body was found several times. So far, the medical examiner has found no signs of trauma.