Missing JC Six-Year-Old Found Dead

Posted by brad on December 27, 2013

***UPDATE 1:20 a.m. Wed.***

Jefferson City Police say a missing six-year-old boy and his alleged kidnapper are dead after an AMBER Alert was issued for the child.

Officers had been searching for Markell Beasley and the suspect, Demitrius Beasley, since last weekend. Authorities issued the alert Tuesday night, and the FBI and others worked to locate them. Shortly after law enforcement got word the pair was spotted in Cape Girardeau, authorities there responded to a shots fired call, and reported Demitrius and Markell Beasley were dead. Investigators are still trying to determine the manner and cause of death.

Jefferson City detectives say they continue to investigate the case. Police say they may be able to share more information Thursday morning.

***UPDATE 9:40 p.m. Tues.***

Authorities still searching for Markell Beasley have issued an AMBER Alert to the public in the hopes it will help locate the boy. AN AMBER Alert means authorities believe Markell is at risk of immediate harm with Demitrius Beasley, the man believed to have abducted him.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call the Jefferson City Police Department at 573-634-6351, or to contact local authorities.

***UPDATED STORY 11:20 a.m. Tues.***

State authorities are looking for a missing six-year-old Jefferson City boy. Last weekend, the mother of Markell Beasley (right) let him go with the suspect, Demitrius Beasley, to what she thought was a family Christmas party in St. Louis. Demitrius helped raise Markell, but is not the child’s biological father, and does not have custody rights.

Investigators now believe there was no party, and the plan the whole time was to take the child. Jefferson City Police Sergeant Randy Werner says they believe the boy is not safe.

“He did make threats, that have certainly, you know, put is in a situation where we believe the child could be in danger,” Sgt. Werner says. “We’re urgently trying to get the child back to his mother.”

Demitrius Beasley is already on parole for a 2008 child molestation charge in the Saint Louis area. Sergeant Werner says investigators think the Beasleys are somewhere in that area right now.

 

***ORIGINAL STORY***

State authorities are looking for a missing six-year-old Jefferson City boy. Last weekend, the mother of Markell Beasley (right) let him go with the suspect, Demitrius Beasley, to what she thought was a family Christmas party in St. Louis. Demitrius helped raise Markell, but is not the child’s biological father.

Investigators now believe there was no party, and the plan the whole time was to take the child. Demitrius has exchanged text messages with the victim’s mother, threatening her and others that would try to take Markell back from him.

Demitrius Beasley is a black male, age 40, 5’11″, 200 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. Markell X. Beasley, is a black male, age 6, 5’1″, 52 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes, wearing an orange hat, grey and orange coat, blue shirt, and blue jeans .

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