Body of child believed to be missing California toddler has been found, officials say

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Thaddeus Sran, 2

MADERA, Calif. (News Nation/KSEE/KGPE) — Officials confirmed Thursday that a child’s body, believed to be of missing 2-year-old Thaddeus Sran, has been found in rural Madera County.

Madera Police Department Chief Dino Lawson said the body had been found around 9:15 a.m., in Madera County just west of Madera. The age of the body was approximately 2-3 years old. Lawson added that they cannot confirm at this time that it is Thaddeus’ body until test results come back though investigators “strongly believe” it is Thaddeus.

Thaddeus has been missing since July 14.

Officials, including the FBI, concluded their search for Thaddeus on July 17 as community members continued.

Police said Tuesday that Thaddeus’ parents had stopped cooperating with them early on in the investigation. A family member told us those accusations are false — and they have since hired a lawyer.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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