MADERA, Calif. — A child’s body, believed to be of missing 2-year-old Thaddeus Sran, has been found in rural Madera County, officials confirmed Thursday.
Chief Dino Lawson of the Madera Police Department said that the body had been found around 9:15 a.m. in a rural area just west of Madera. The age of the body was approximately 2-3 years old.
Lawson said investigators “strongly believe” it is Thaddeus, but the exact identity will need to be confirmed y the coroner.
PRESS RELEASE: This afternoon, @MaderaPD and its law enforcement partners concluded an intensive search for Thaddeus Sran. We continue to investigate leads. Any residents with information re: Thaddeus’ whereabouts are urged to contact us at (559) 675-4220. https://t.co/sC7LuaL0uy pic.twitter.com/kdbpfRK3KR— Madera Police Department (@MaderaPD) July 17, 2020
Thaddeus Sran was reported missing by his parents on July 15.
Police said Tuesday that Thaddeus’ parents had stopped cooperating with them in the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Madera Police Department at (559) 675-4220.