Missing 3-year-old found dead in Iron County, Missouri

Missing 3-Year-Old Found Dead in Iron County, Missouri

After hours of searching, Missouri officers have confirmed the death of 3-year-old Titus Tackett.

The parents reported the child missing shortly after midnight Wednesday morning.

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Officers and volunteers in the area searched for the boy. Police haven't said if Titus wandered off or was abducted.

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Missing 3-year-old found dead in Iron County, Missouri
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Wednesday afternoon officials confirmed they found the child dead in a van about a mile from his home in Iron County, Missouri.

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The Iron County sheriff told the local paper the boy's parents allegedly left the house to run an errand and left him with a grandparent. They returned around 1:30 a.m. to find the front door open and the child missing. Officials say they are running an autopsy on the boy to determine what happened.

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