SOUTH BERWICK —  The discovery of a young boy’s body along a remote road in South Berwick Saturday night is being called suspicious by Maine State Police.

Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine State Police, said the discovery of the body, which was fully clothed, was made by a local resident. McCausland said the boy was 3-foot-8 and 45 pounds and still had his baby teeth.

McCausland said the discovery is disturbing because police in Maine and New Hampshire have received no reports of a missing boy, who fits the boy’s description.

South Berwick is located in York County, on the border between Maine and New Hampshire.
Police agencies throughout New England have been notified, as has the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, McCausland said.

“Our main priority today is to identify this boy,” McCausland said this afternoon.

State police are looking for a navy blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that may be related to the case. It had white license plates, but the state was unknown, according to McCausland.

According to police, the boy’s body was found around 5 p.m. Saturday along Dennett Road in the York County community of South Berwick.

McCausland said part of Dennett Road is paved, while the other section, the more remote section, is gravel. The body was on that section.

The boy is believed to be between the ages of 4 and 5 with dirty blond hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a gray colored camouflage hooded sweatshirt – the brand name was Faded Glory – tan colored khaki pants, and “Lightning McQueen” black sneakers.

An autopsy was performed on the body this afternoon, but McCausland said the cause of death will be not be released tonight.

McCausland said the boy’s death is considered suspicious simply because of his age and the fact that he has not been reported missing by an adult.

Anyone with information on the boy’s identity is asked to call the Maine State Police at 657-3030 or 911 on a cellphone.