After receiving a 911 call on Friday evening, October 20th, the Galveston Police
Department located the body of a male child on the sand adjacent to the surf in
the 700 block of Seawall Blvd.
That night, no other related individuals were
located, and no one came forward to report a missing child.
The Galveston Police
Department, along with surrounding local and federal agencies, searched their
databases for any reported missing persons that would match this description but
In an effort to identify this child, the Galveston Police Department contacted one
of the most experienced and best forensic artists in the nation, Lois Gibson, and
she was able to render a sketch of this child for us.
The child is described as
approximately 3’ tall with a slender build, black hair, and brown eyes.
This is an extremely unusual case for Galveston Island, and the circumstances
surrounding this death grow more and more suspicious as time goes on.
still waiting on the official Medical Examiner’s report from the autopsy; however,
we will continue to treat this death as a homicide until we can unequivocally
We are asking everyone to please take a look at this child and see if you recognize
him. This picture is now available on the City of Galveston Website and the
Galveston Police Department’s social media outlets; please share it.
somewhere knows this child and can help us identify him. If anyone has any
information concerning this case, or the identity of this child please call 409-765-
3776 or Crime Stoppers at 409-763-TIPS.