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INFORMATION IN GALVESTON CASE OF ‘LITTLE JACOB’ STILL SOUGHT

Up to $10,000 FBI Reward

 

(HOUSTON, TX) – Investigators with the FBI’s Texas City office and the Galveston Police Department continue to ask for the public’s help in the case of a boy whose body was found on a Galveston beach almost two months ago.

 

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the identification and location of the family members caring for ‘Little Jacob’.

 

The boy, who investigators believe may be three to five years old, was found deceased on a Galveston beach on Friday, October 20, 2017. The investigation into the child’s death is ongoing and nothing has been ruled out at this time, including accidental death.

 

“It’s heartbreaking that no one has come forward to identify this boy or offer any clues as to what happened to him,” said Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ed Michel of the FBI Houston field office.

 

“Our focus continues to be on identifying the family of ‘Little Jacob’,” said Galveston Police Captain Josh Schirard.

“Someone has to know who they are, who ‘Little Jacob’ is and what happened to him,” he added.

 

Investigators believe sometime on or about Wednesday, October 18, the family members caring for the boy may have provided a plausible explanation for the child’s whereabouts, such as, staying with family or friends out of the area. The explanation may have also indicated that the child would be away from the family’s care for an extended period of time.

 

Prior to the boy’s disappearance, the family members caring for the child may have indicated that the child caused additional stress on the caregivers due to the child’s health or behavioral issues.  

 

“Our hope is that we solve Little Jacob’s mystery in time for Christmas. We may be asking for a Christmas miracle, but I believe in miracles,” said Special Agent Richard Rennison who is assisting the Galveston Police Department in the case.

 

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for the successful identification and location of the family members caring for this young boy at the time of his disappearance. Anyone with information should call 1-800-CALL-FBI or 1-800-225-5324.

 

An FBI “Seeking Information” poster with a composite sketch of the boy can be viewed and downloaded at www.fbi.gov or www.fbi.gov/Houston. The poster will also be shared on Twitter @FBIHouston and @miFBIHouston.


Christina Garza

Public Affairs Specialist/Community Outreach Coordinator
FBI Houston Field Office




Comments:
Wonder if this is a case involving illegal immigrants and the child died on the boat during transport, and the family thought it would be best to have a private ceremony releasing the child's remains into the Gulf?
Or worst, the smuggler thought it was best and released the boy's remains. Plus... of course the possibilty of not getting caught by authorities.
Too bad we haven't figured out how to use GoPros flying over the gulf. Well probably a good thing we haven't. Imagine watching Dexter doing his thing out at sea! Ewh!!
Guess pigeons could wear them daily and fly back to the owner weekly.
I do hope this little boy gets identified however. What a shame not one person has stepped forward. Either guilty or a coward.
Posted by BD at 12/18/2017 8:38:44 PM

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