6-year-old boy and his accused kidnapper found dead in Cape Girardeau

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI)–  A tragic end to an Amber Alert case involving a kidnapped 6-year-old boy.

The Jefferson City Tribune reports Demitrius Beasley, 40, and Markell Beasley, 6, were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds in Cape Girardeau.

Police believe it was a murder-suicide.

The victim`s mother allowed the boy to travel to St. Louis from Jefferson City with family members of Demitrius Beasley for a Christmas gathering.

Demitrius Beasley
Demitrius Beasley

But those family members allowed the older Beasley to take the boy, who was not his biological child.

Beasley said he would not return the boy to his mother.

1 Comment

Comments are closed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.