A high-speed police chase of a kidnapping suspect resulted in the death of a 5-year-old child, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office early Friday morning.
Officers got a report regarding an abduction in progress Thursday night, according to Christian Hancock, a police spokeswoman. Hancock stated that an officer observed the car and attempted to approach it when the suspect escaped.
Hancock said the officer trailed the suspect via vehicle for about 30 miles until the suspect attempted to leave the interstate but drove off the ramp into a pond. Hancock stated that many cops entered the water and caught the suspect. The kid was not found right away.
The kid’s corpse was eventually discovered at the bottom of the pond with the assistance of the local fire department, according to Hancock.
The kid’s connection with the suspect is unclear, however Hancock stated that they knew one another.
An officer spotted the suspect chatting familiarly with the child before they ran from authorities.
According to the sheriff’s office, the defendant is facing many counts, including traffic murder. At this moment, the child’s identity has not been revealed.
May the little child’s soul rest in peace.