Boy, 4, Found Dead in Dryer; Teen Busted

Toddler was dead when he was placed in dryer
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 2, 2009 2:11 AM CST
The body of a missing 4-year-old boy was found in a clothes dryer in another home.   (?Gnarls Monkey)

(Newser) – A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after the body of a missing California toddler, 4, was found in a clothes dryer in the teen's home. Police said Alex Christopher Mercado's body was placed in the dryer after he was killed. Alex's parents reported him missing over the weekend, and the body was found within 24 hours in the Mendota home, reports AP.