HOUSTON, TX (LEX 18) On Monday, the FBI Texas City office and Galveston Police Department announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the identification and location of the family caring for a boy whose body was found on a Galveston beach more than two weeks ago.
“It’s heartbreaking that no one has come forward to identify this boy or offer clues as to what happened to him,” said Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ed Michel of the FBI Houston field office. “The FBI is offering its resources to the Galveston Police Department to help them get answers.”
The child is believed to be between 3-5 years old. He was found on a Galveston beach on Friday, October 20. The investigation into his death is ongoing. The FBI says that nothing has been ruled out at this time, including accidental death.
“At this time, we are focused on identifying the family of ‘Little Jacob’,” said Galveston Police Captain Josh Schirard. “Someone has to know who they are and who ‘Little Jacob’ is,” he added.
Anyone with information should call 1-800-CALL-FBI or 1-800-225-5324.
Digital billboards featuring the boy's composite sketch and reward tip line will display around multiple states, including Kentucky.
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