A 4-year-old boy who went missing in the US… Found dead in toy box

A picture of Kathy Willis posted on the online fundraising site ‘GoFundMe’. Go Fund Me Capture

The sad story of a four-year-old boy who went missing in the United States was found dead in a toy box inside his house.

According to local media such as the New York Post on the 26th (local time), Utah’s Hurricane City Police received a report that 4-year-old Kathy Willis went missing on the 25th of last month.

Cathy Willis’ grandmother stated that he slept on the bed in the animated ‘Mutant Ninja Turtles’ pajamas. The next morning, however, the child was not found anywhere and reported to the police.

Police, family and residents together conducted a search to find Cathy Willis. A search continued to the nearby area, but the child could not be found, and the police decided to search the house again.

Eventually, the police were able to find the child found dead inside a small toy box. An autopsy revealed that the child died of ‘positional asphyxiation’, which choked after being trapped in a toy box for a long time in a position where breathing was impeded. Details of the child’s death and other details are not known.

The local police posted their condolences on a social networking service (SNS), saying, “We express our sincere condolences to the child and his family.” Netizens also mourned, saying, “It’s a heartbreaking story,” and “It is impossible to fathom the sorrow of the bereaved family.”

On the online fundraising site ‘GoFundMe’, a request was made to support the funeral expenses of a child. The author of the article said, “Cathy was loved by everyone wherever he went.” “The child will be in our hearts forever.” The donation exceeded the target of $10,000 and raised about $12,000 (about 13 million won).

Hurricane City Police, Utah, USA.  Twitter Capture

Hurricane City Police, Utah, USA. Twitter Capture

Reporter Unchae Na [email protected]



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