Body of 4-year-old discovered in hole near his home
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge police say the search for 4-year-old Jassiah Clark, missing since Saturday night, ended when his body was found in a deep hole about 25 feet from his home.
Sgt. Mary Ann Godawa tells The Advocate an officer found Jassiah's body Monday night after using a flashlight to take a closer look at the hole in a vacant lot behind Jassiah's home. She says the hole was filled with water and dirt.
Police say about 100 officers from several agencies including the FBI were involved in the search.
Lesly Reed, Jassiah's aunt, told the newspaper that the family had looked at the hole several times in the past few days, but they thought it was a puddle because only a shallow amount of water was sitting atop the mud.