“We are very sad at what happened, and it wasn’t fair, but now we are just trying to deal with it and put him to rest and help my cousin as much as she can.”
According to reports, a 15-year-old kid was one of two persons of interest apprehended in connection with the homicide investigation after the body of a missing 5-year-old boy was discovered in a Milwaukee dumpster.
According to WDJT, Prince McCree’s family reported him missing on Wednesday afternoon, saying the child’s father woke up from a nap and discovered him missing.
About a mile from the boy’s house, at around 10 a.m. on Thursday, police discovered his body behind a garbage can behind a bar.
The cause of Prince’s death was being looked at as homicide. The cause of the death is not yet known.
According to authorities, the two boys, ages 15 and 27, who were placed under arrest are “persons of interest” in the case.
Both have not been named.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was informed by state senator LaTonya Johnson, who lives across the street from Prince’s family, that the two individuals detained shared a multi-unit residence with the deceased youngster.
A mentally ill individual who resided in the building was allegedly “responsible for this senseless act,” according to a family fundraiser, the newspaper added.
The boy’s family’s neighborhood is represented by Alderman Michael Murphy, who expressed his disbelief.
“To watch another child so needlessly lose their life and then to be discarded in the manner in which they found the child is a terrible tragedy for the entire community,” he said.
One of the dead boy’s cousins, Marie Stillo, described him as “just the sweetest little boy.”
“He loved his sister and brother very much, he loved school and learning, he loved everything superheroes, and when he was very little, he loved Baby Shark,” Stillo told the Journal Sentinel.