Denton, TX-A 2-year-old Texas boy reported missing Tuesday afternoon was found dead Wednesday morning inside a neighbor’s SUV parked outside the boy’s family’s apartment.
No suspects or charges were announced as the police chief in Denton, TX said that authorities still were trying what happened to the child, Sarbesh Gurgung, and how he wound up in the vehicle.
There are no signs of trauma.
“It’s not a time to point, it’s not time to assign blame,” he said. “Its a time for us to collectively come together, grieve together, and heal together.”
The boy’s mother prompted a frantic search after she discovered the child missing during a check after she said she’d put him down for a nap around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The boy’s body was found in the back of a neighbor’s vehicle as the neighbor got into it shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Although police had searched that same area “in pretty close proximity” to where the boy lived with his family, Dixon said the vehicle had tinted windows, sun shades, and a sun screen in place that made it hard to see inside.
“Can we conclusively say that someone went and checked every door handle of every vehicle out there? Obviously we can’t say that,” he said. “We don’t know if the car was unlocked … We just don’t know.”
Dixon said, ‘The family is just devastated. The mother is being treated right now for an undetermined medical condition. She had a panic attack when she was notified.”
An autopsy will be performed to reveal a matter of death. The investigation will remain open at this time.