Police Arrest Family Member In Disappearance Of Autistic Boy

MENIFEE, Calif. (July 11, 2013)--A 16-year-old family member has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the case of a missing 11-year-old autistic boy in Menifee, Calif., police said.

Menifee police Chief John Hill said a body that matched the description of the boy, Terry Dewayne Smith, Jr., was found partially exposed in a shallow grave on the family’s property Wednesday.

The remains have not yet been positively identified.

Hill says the death was the result of a domestic issue at the house.

The boy has been missing from his Menifee, Calif., home since Saturday, and hundreds of volunteers have helped search for him.


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