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Body of missing toddler found in Thai sugarcane plantation

Body of missing toddler found in Thai sugarcane plantation

BANGKOK (AP) — The search for a missing 2-year-old boy in which even elephants were employed has ended grimly with the discovery of the toddler's body in a sugarcane plantation in central Thailand.

Suphan Buri provincial governor Nimit Wanchaithanawong said the boy's body was found Tuesday around five kilometers (three miles) from where he was last seen, and officials are collecting evidence to determine his cause of death.

Sului Piew, the son of migrant workers from Myanmar, went missing Dec. 17 when he went out to play near the plantation where his parents work. Hundreds of rescuers combed through an 80-acre (32-hectare) field of 2-meter high (6.6-foot-high) sugarcane plants to search for the child, whose body was finally discovered near a small irrigation stream on the plantation.


Updated : 2020-12-02 21:18 GMT+08:00