Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missing 3-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Vehicle near Ironton, Mo

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missing 3-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Vehicle near Ironton, Mo

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A missing 3-year-old boy who was the subject of a massive search early Wednesday was found dead inside a van in Iron County, Mo.

Police found Titus Greyson Tackett, 3, dead about 11 a.m. after someone saw him inside the van and flagged down a volunteer involved in the search, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Titus' body was inside the van, covered by a blanket. The van was about a mile from the boy's home.

Authorities had searched overnight for Titus after his family told police they feared he had gotten outside and wandered away from a home near the Lake Killarney area of Arcadia Township.

They told police they last saw the boy about midnight Tuesday, and that he had been wearing only a diaper.

Iron County Sheriff Roger Medley told the Daily Journal Online that the boy's parents reportedly had run an errand about midnight and left the child with a grandparent. …

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