Police End Landfill Search Without Finding Infant
The Zion Police Department posted an update saying searchers called off the hunt Sunday evening after doing "everything humanly possible" to find Joshua Summeries.
His mother's boyfriend, 26-year-old Demetries Thorpe, was charged Saturday with first-degree murder and ordered held on $5 million bond in the infant's death. Authorities accuse him of smothering the boy and placing the body in a backpack. Prosecutors say they have surveillance video of him putting the bag in a trash bin.
Police officers, trained cadaver search dogs and volunteer members of the Illinois and Wisconsin National Guard helped with the landfill search.
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