Search for missing boy and father canceled; investigation into child’s death continues

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police say the brother and father of a young child found dead Friday have both been located.

The search for Jose Montes-Herrera, 37, and his son Eden Montes, 11, was canceled Saturday afternoon.

LVMPD Homicide Lieutenant Ray Spencer will provide an update on the investigation at 3:30 p.m.

During a news conference Saturday morning, police said the victim was last seen leaving his house Thursday night with his biological father, Jose Montes-Herrera, 37.

According to the mother of the 8-year-old, who identified her son early Saturday morning to police, the two left the residence and picked up the victim’s half brother, Eden Montes, 11.

About 12 hours after all three were last seen, the 8-year-old’s body was found by a group of hikers on a trail in the Mountain Springs area, off SR 160.

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Police believe Jose Montes-Herrera is driving this truck. If you see it, please call 9-1-1. Courtesy: LVMPD

The department didn’t believe this to be a parental kidnapping situation as Montes-Herrera is the two boys’ biological father.

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