The search for a missing boy in Florida (USA) came to a tragic end on Friday night when the boy's body was found inside the mouth of an alligator.
This is a 2-year-old boy identified as Taylen Mosley, who had been declared missing in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The head of the St. Petersburg Police, Anthony Holloway, reported Friday night at a press conference that the body was found in the jaws of an alligator in Lake Maggiore, south of the city.
Holloway indicated that police officers who were investigating the case realized that the animal was carrying something in its jaws and that when they got closer they realized that it was the body of a minor.
Officers fired a round at the alligator, killing it and forcing it to drop the boy's body, though police said it's still unclear how he died or if he was dead before ending up in the lake.
Local media report this Saturday that no details of the child's death are known and that the victim's father is hospitalized and faces two murder charges.
Police had been looking for Taylen since 2:30 p.m. m. Thursday, when her mother Pashun Jeffery, 20, was found dead of "multiple stab wounds" inside her apartment after following a blood trail from her vehicle. Her son, the 2-year-old boy, was declared missing.
Thomas Mosley, Taylen's father, went to the local hospital with "cuts to his hands and arms". He is now a suspect in two murders.
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