EARLIER: Heartache hit St. Louis Tuesday as searchers found the small body of missing Tyler Dasher, 1, who had disappeared hours earlier from his home. While a cause of death was not immediately released it's suspected that the little blonde boy was murdered by his kidnapper. One suspect is in custody. According to ABC: "Tyler was reported missing around 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Affton home he shared with his mother, 20-year-old Shelby Dasher, and his grandmother. Shelby Dasher told police she had put Tyler to bed after midnight, then overslept and discovered him gone from his crib when she awoke."
So far cops say there is no apparent motive for the murder. The body was found late yesterday afternoon by a couple walking their dog.
Police chief Tim Fitch said: "It says to me it's a pretty sick person. Anybody that would take a child and leave a child in a wooded area in that condition needs to be dealt with severely by the criminal justice system." Hello, death penalty.