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Missouri police find body of missing boy

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 9:24 PM EST, Tue November 15, 2011
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: 1-year-old Tyler Daniel Dasher is found dead
  • NEW: A cause of death has not been determined
  • NEW: The body is found about 1 mile from his home

(CNN) -- Police in eastern Missouri found the body of missing 1-year-old Tyler Daniel Dasher on Tuesday in a wooded area about a mile from his home.

A cause of death has not been determined and authorities are still in the early stages of trying to figure out what happened, St. Louis County police said in a statement.

There is currently no known motive for an abduction or apparent homicide, police said.

The body was initially discovered by people walking their dog, St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch told reporters.

Dasher was reported missing earlier Tuesday.

The boy's mother told investigators that she last saw the child when she put him to bed Monday night, according to CNN affiliate KSDK. She is being interviewed, said Fitch.

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