Investigators Search for Clues to Identity of Boy Found Dead in a Suitcase in the Woods – Crime Online
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Investigators say the little boy found inside a suitcase in rural Indiana died from an electrolyte imbalance.

The medical examiner says that the imbalance was most likely due to a “viral gastroenteritis” caused by excessive vomiting or diarrhea. State police are still working to identify the boy, believed to be about 5 years old.

Toxicology tests came back negative and the boy had no severe injuries. Police do not believe the boy was alive when he was placed inside the suitcase.

A mushroom hunter found the hardshell suitcase,  which features the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign.  The little boy is described as just under 4 feet tall and about 40 pounds, with a slim build and a short haircut.

Indiana State Police have set up a national tip line at (888) 437-6432.

Joining Nancy Grace today:

Kathryn Marsh – Special Counsel, Assistant Chief of the Special Victims Family Violence Unit, Legislative Co-Chair for the State’s Attorney’s Office (Prince George’s County, MD), Co-Founder: Right Response Consulting, “No Grey Zone” Podcast
Dr. Alan Blotcky Ph.D. – Clinical Psychologist (Birmingham) specializing in criminal, child custody, and abuse cases
Karen L. Smith – Forensic Expert, Lecturer at the University of Florida, Host of Shattered Souls Podcast, @KarensForensic
Dr. Michelle Dupre – Forensic Pathologist and former Medical Examiner, Author: “Homicide Investigation Field Guide” & “Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide”, Ret. Police Detective Lexington County Sheriff’s Department
Max Lewis – Reporter, FOX59 (Indianapolis); Twitter/Instagram: @MaxLewisTV;

“Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” on Fox Nation is also a national radio show heard on SiriusXM channel 111 airing for two hours daily starting at 12 p.m. EST. You can also subscribe and download the daily podcasts at iHeart Podcasts.

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