Missing toddler found dead in St. Louis suburb
AFFTON, Mo. (AP) — Police say a small body found near a St. Louis County cemetery is that of a 1-year-old boy reported missing hours earlier from his home.
St. Louis County police spokesman Rick Eckhard says the medical examiner who confirmed the body as that of Tyler Dasher did not immediately determine the cause of death Tuesday. Police did not plan to release any more information until Wednesday morning.
Tyler was reported missing around 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Affton home he shared with his mother, 20-year-old Shelby Dasher, and his grandmother. Shelby Dasher told police she had put Tyler to bed after midnight, then overslept and discovered him gone from his crib when she awoke.
Police say people walking a dog found the body Tuesday afternoon about a mile from the home.