On Wednesday, Police issued a regional Amber Alert following the abduction of 18-month-old Cedric Jackson, who was abducted at approximately 12:30 a.m. in the 9700 block of Whitehurst Drive near Arbor Park Drive. CBS 11 news reported that while police sources could not confirm the boys death, authorities are searching for the toddlers body.

WFAA reported that Cedric’s aunt, whom he was in the custody of, told reporters that police informed her that the boy was not alive.

“He’s dead. He’s gone,” said Jackson.

According to a police statement issued this morning, there will be a press conference later this afternoon to update the media on news of the investigation.

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