Missing 5-year-old found dead in dumpster, two suspects in custody

MILWAUKEE, WI – A heartbreaking discovery has unfolded in Milwaukee as the lifeless body of a missing 5-year-old boy, Prince McCree, was found in a dumpster. The disturbing revelation has led to the apprehension of two individuals, a 27-year-old man, and a 15-year-old boy, both considered “persons of interest” in the ongoing homicide investigation.

The unsettling chain of events began when Prince McCree was reported missing on Wednesday afternoon. His family, deeply alarmed, recounted that the youngster’s father had awakened from a nap to find his son inexplicably gone. The search for the missing boy soon escalated.

Authorities, committed to resolving the mystery surrounding Prince’s disappearance, eventually made a grim discovery around 10 a.m. the following day. The young boy’s lifeless body was located within a trash container situated behind a local bar, approximately a mile from his family’s residence. Prince McCree’s tragic death has been classified as a homicide, although the specific cause of his demise remains pending investigation.

In the wake of the discovery, a 27-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were taken into custody as “persons of interest” in connection with the case. However, their identities have not been disclosed. State Senator LaTonya Johnson, residing across the street from Prince’s family, shared that the two individuals under arrest lived in the same multi-unit residence as the deceased boy.

Amid the profound shock and grief that has enveloped the community, a family fundraiser alluded to the possible involvement of a mentally ill individual residing in the same building, suggesting their responsibility for this “senseless act.”

Alderman Michael Murphy, representing the neighborhood where the boy’s family resides, expressed his deep dismay, describing the tragedy as “terrible” for the entire community. He lamented the heartbreaking fate that befell another child, with a life cut short and a heart-wrenching disposal.

Marie Stillo, one of the young victim’s cousins, lovingly remembered Prince McCree as “just the sweetest little boy.” She spoke of his affection for his siblings, his enthusiasm for learning and school, his fondness for superheroes, and his early attachment to the viral sensation “Baby Shark.” The family now strives to come to terms with the tragedy and honor Prince’s memory.