The body of a missing 6-year-old boy who went missing Monday has been found in a trash bin at the apartment complex where he lived.
Ssearchers found Dayvid Pakko’s body inside a trash bin at about 2 a.m. Tuesday. Evidence indicated the boy was the victim of homicide, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, but gave no further details.
A 19-year-old male relative of the boy has been taken into custody but has not been charged.
The body was found in the trash container at an apartment complex in the 15700 block of 44th Avenue West, around the corner from the building where the child lived, according to Shari Ireton, a spokeswoman for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office.
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"There is evidence that the boy was a victim of homicide," Ireton said in a statement.
Detectives were working at the scene Tuesday. The boy’s cause of death is expected to be released later by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office.
Pakko, described as “mildly autistic,” was reported missing at about 2:30 p.m. Monday. Pakko’s mother said he stayed home from school and another adult was taking care of him.
It’s not clear if that adult was the 19-year-old relative who is now in custody, according to media reports.