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Body of Missing 2-Year-Old Boy Found in Denton: PD

A 2-year-old boy who was reported missing Tuesday was found dead in a vehicle in Denton Wednesday morning, police announced at a news conference.

Denton Police Chief Frank Dixon said Sarbesh Gurung's body was found shortly after 6 a.m. in the radius near the boy's home where he disappeared from Tuesday at about 2 p.m. He said the boy had no obvious signs of trauma.

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First responders at the scene Wednesday morning after police found the body of 2-year-old Sarbesh Gurung. (Published July 3, 2019)

The vehicle was in the same area searchers had combed through near the boy's Denton home in the 2400 block of W. Prarie Street.

The owners of the vehicle made the discovery Wednesday morning when they were getting ready to leave, Dixon said. The windows of the vehicle were dark, had a sun shade up and a shade for children, Dixon said.

"That family is completely shocked and devastated themselves," Dixon said.

Denton police and firefighters are going door-to-door, searching for a missing toddler.

Sarbesh disappeared when he was home with his mother while she was doing chores and taking care of him and his older sister, police said. She turned around and when she looked again he was gone. Police say she called 911 within four minutes of realizing he was missing.

Police, firefighters and hundreds of volunteers went door-to-door. Search efforts were concentrated in the 5-block area around South Bonnie Brae Street, North Texas Boulevard and West Prairie Street, police said.

Investigators on Tuesday said they weren't putting blame on the parents and there have been no signs of a kidnapping, but they are following all leads.

Frank Dixon of the Denton Police Department delivers an update on the search for a 2-year-old boy who went missing Tuesday afternoon.

The family moved here from Nepal in 2006 so Sarbesh's father could pursue a masters and a PHD in electrical engineering at UNT.

Several close family friends came to the scene, hoping to help the large numbers of volunteers who joined in the search.

"We're here if we can support in some way and do some volunteering and try to search some area," said one friend Girish Oli.

Another, Anthony Kurialacherry, said, "That family is so wonderful."

He added that he had held Sarbesh in his arms many times, saying, "It's a nice little 2-year-old kid, always laughing, he always calls uncle, hey uncle, always coming next to me, very charming kid."

NBC 5's Alice Barr contributed to this report.

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