George County Sheriff Keith Havard said a child reported missing early Monday was found dead not long after.
The Sheriff’s Office received the call in the early morning hours about a child missing from a residence in the 16000 block of Highway 26 West.
Deputies began a search of the surrounding area and found the child not long after.
No foul play is suspected, Havard said, but the incident is under investigation. No other information, including the child’s age, is being released.
“Please keep the family of this child in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” Havard said.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601-947-4811.