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Memorial set up in area where boy's body was found

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- People in South Berwick are trying to honor the memory of the nameless little boy in any way they can.

A small memorial has been set up down the road from where his body was found on Saturday. A white cross with two teddy bears and flowers were placed there.

Police say a group of parents is also working to organize a vigil for Tuesday night.

The story of this little boy is also reaching tens of thousands in the social media world. A Facebook event has been set up to help spread the word and identify the boy.

The group is called "Help find out who this boy is and who took his life"

Police seek help identifying body of boy

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Maine State Police are looking for help identifying the body of a young boy found alongside Dennett Road in South Berwick Saturday.

Investigators plan on reviewing surveillance video from the area in hopes of discovering any clues. State Police are planning a press conference at 3:00pm.

Police have ruled his death suspicious. They believe his body was placed there sometime during the day on Saturday.

As of Sunday evening Police are looking for a navy blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that could be related to the case.  The truck has an extended cab with a full cap over the bed and has a white license plate however the state is unknown.

In a news release, Department of Public Safety Spokesperson Steve McCausland says a resident of South Berwick found the boy, believed to be between the ages of 4 and 6, around 5:00 PM.

Dozens of tips received about boy's ID

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine (AP) -- Maine State police believe a boy's body was left along a dirt road hours before it was discovered over the weekend.

Lt. Brian McDonough told reporters Monday that investigators believe the body was placed at the scene Saturday morning, and that the boy had died a couple of hours earlier. His body wasn't found until about 5 p.m. Saturday.

Spokesman Steve McCausland says a full team of detectives is working to identify the boy. He says tips are coming in from across the country.

Police also are examining surveillance tape in New Hampshire and Maine as part of their investigation. The boy, believed to be between 4 and 6 years old, was 3 feet, 8 inches tall, weighed 45 pounds and had dirty blond hair and blue eyes.

 

 

Missing Autistic man found safe

SACO (NEWS CENTER) --The Saco Police Department reports that 23 year old William Webber was found safe in South Berwick Sunday evening.

Webber is autistic. He wears glasses and hearing aids, however both of these items were left at home.

Police had reported that Webber left his home Saturday evening and never returned.

 

 

Feed Maine Food Drive

FEED MAINE FOOD DRIVE

NEWS CENTER'S annual Feed Maine food drive is coming up this Saturday, May 7th. NEWS CENTER crews will broadcast live outside the Hannaford Supermarkets on Forest Avenue in Portland, Cony Street in Augusta, Main Street in Sanford and on Union Street in Bangor. We'll be collecting monetary and food donations for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. If you can't make it to the food drive on Saturday, you can make a cash donation at any Hannaford Supermarket in Maine throughout the month of May.

NEWS CENTER will also be live at the Portland Sea Dogs game this Friday night collecting donations for Good Shepherd Food Bank. The game starts at 6:00 pm.

For more information on the Good Shepherd Food Bank click here:  GOOD SHEPHERD FOOD BANK

Child injured when bicycle collides with dump truck

The Lebanon Rescue Department responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a child on a bicycle Friday afternoon, April 29, 2011.  The call was reported at 4:37pm and was located on Center Road just in from Carl Broggi Highway.

Rescue crews were on scene within 5 minutes of the call and located a child that had collided with a small dump truck traveling north on Center Road. Bystanders and family had removed the child from the roadway.

The male patient, age 5, was transported by Lebanon Rescue to Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, NH. His injuries do not appear to be life threatening at this time.

“Fortunately the child’s parents always make the children wear helmets when they ride their bicycles. He struck the side of the dump truck in the mirror area and then continued down the side of the dump body. His helmet showed damage from the collision and it was very fortunate that he had the helmet on.

Governor's Tea @ the Blaine House in Augusta

Governor's Tea @ the Blaine House in Augusta
On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, Governor Paul Lepage and the United Bikers of Maine will be celebrating Motorcycle Safety and Awareness month. The theme for this year is "Did You See Me". Distracted driving has become a major hazard to motorcyclists but also bicycles, pediatricians and other vehicles.   Lets step up the awareness of distracted drivers and make our highways a safer place to travel.   http://www.ubm-usa.org/