Dumped Dead Boy Linked to Navy
NCIS asked to help identify tiny body found on rural road in Maine
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2011 12:57 AM CDT
This photo released by the Maine State Police shows "Lightning McQueen" black sneakers worn by a young boy found dead along a remote road in South Berwick, Maine.   (AP Photo/Maine State Police)
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(Newser) – The body of a young boy mysteriously dumped along a rural road in Maine may be linked to a Navy family, according to investigators. A blue pickup truck with Navy insignia embossed in or around the license plate was seen in the area and the boy, believed to be between 4 and 5 years old, was wearing military-style clothing, ABC News reports. No child matching the boy's description has been reported missing, and the body has not yet been identified.

"We're starting to wonder if the individual involved with this truck is a member of the military," said a Maine State Police spokesman. "Maybe these people are assigned a temporary duty in the military and aren't that well known or embedded into the community." The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has been called in to help police. The boy, whose body was covered with a pink blanket, appears to have been well-cared for before his death, say police, who won't say if the body showed signs of trauma. "There's really no explanation for this," said one cop. "How nobody can report this child is missing, to me is unthinkable,"