Po­lice find miss­ing child’s body in hole

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CARLS­BAD | Po­lice in south­ern New Mex­ico say they are work­ing to re­cover a child’s body from a deep hole near where a 4-year-old boy went miss­ing.

Carls­bad po­lice spokes­woman Lt. Jen­nifer Moy­ers says po­lice are fairly sure the body is that of Sa­muel Jones, who was re­ported miss­ing Satur­day night from his home next door.

Lt. Moy­ers says a de­tec­tive found a 14-inch-wide hole that is likely an old well in a neigh­bor’s back­yard about 7 a.m. Sun­day. Fire­fight­ers de­ter­mined no one could sur­vive in the hole.

Lt. Moy­ers says foul play isn’t sus­pected but po­lice are treat­ing the case as a homi­cide as a pre­cau­tion.

A heavy search and res­cue team is be­ing brought in from Roswell to help re­cover the body.

Sa­muel was last seen Satur­day af­ter­noon play­ing in his back­yard.

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