Mummified Infant Found in Attic

Friday, Jul 23, 2010  |  Updated 12:00 PM CDT
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Mummified Infant Found in Attic

A generic attic ... not the one where the boy's body was found.

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Police say an infant boy's mummified body was found stuffed in an ice chest stored in the attic of a Texas Panhandle home.

Amarillo Police Lt. Gary Trupe says renters of the house were installing a ceiling fan when they discovered the body in a small, tightly sealed plastic ice chest on Monday.

Authorities estimate the boy's age at 3 months to 1 year and that his body has been in the attic five or six years.

The Amarillo Globe-News reports Friday that police are questioning a man in connection with the case.

Officers suspect the body is Miguel Nunez, born in 2003 and missing since 2004. Nunez' family lived in the house about the time he disappeared.

A preliminary autopsy failed to identify the body and cause of death. Additional DNA and other tests will be done.

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