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