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Missing 7-Year-Old Boy Found Dead In Denver

A death investigation is underway for Jordan Vong, who was last seen playing outside his home. 

By Gina Tron

The body of a 7-year-old missing boy was found in the Montbello neighborhood of Denver on Tuesday night.

Jordan Vong was reported missing Monday afternoon and over the past few days, local police and the FBI have combed the area looking for the child.

Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen announced on Tuesday that the boy’s body was found and that a death investigation is now underway, according to Westword in Denver. Police issued an alert around 10 p.m. on Tuesday stating that there was an update in Vong’s disappearance forthcoming. Shortly after, Pazen stated they found the boy’s body but didn’t go into details.

One reporter asked if the boy was found inside his family’s home. Pazen replied, "At this time, we really don't want to share that. We want to ensure the integrity of the investigation, making sure we really dive into this, find out exactly what happened.”

Pazen said it was too early to determine whether or not the death was an accident. Westword also reported that he appeared to avoid using the word “homicide” during the press conference.

Police said the child had no history of running away and was often seen playing outside with other neighborhood children, KDVR in Denver reported.

An Amber Alert was not issued in Vong’s disappearance as police said his case did not meet the criteria of an Amber Alert. Since Vong vanished, police and the FBI searched a 20-block radius of the area. They said they spoke to neighbors and searched ponds. The child was described as being 3'7'' and weighing 40 pounds. He was last seen outside, wearing a shirt and sweatpants. It’s not clear who the last person to see him alive was.

[Photo: Denver Police Department]