Indiana police want help identifying child found dead in suitcase with Las Vegas design

Autopsy has not yet revealed cause of death

Indiana State Police are working to identify a child who was found dead inside a suitcase with a Las Vegas design. (Indiana State Police)

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ind.Indiana State Police are working to identify a child who was found dead inside a suitcase with a Las Vegas design.

The body of the child was found in Washington County, Indiana on Saturday (April 16). Since they first put the information out, police have received 200 calls from the public. None of those calls led to the identification of the child.

An autopsy was performed on Tuesday but a cause of death was not determined. Toxicology results are still pending and investigators that will provide them with more information on the cause of death.

Investigators believe the child is 5 years old. He is described as Black, four feet tall and has a slender build and short haircut.

The child was found dead in the 7000 block of East Holder Road in Washington County. The child was found inside a closed, hard-case suitcase. The suitcase has a distinctive Las Vegas design on its front and back.

Investigators hope sharing an image of the suitcase will lead to more information about the identity of the child.

Anyone with information should call 1-888-437-6432.

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