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Demetries Thorpe Charged With Murder In Case Of Missing Zion Boy Joshua Summeries
The Huffington Post
Joshua Summeries, a 5-month-old Zion boy, has been missing since early Wednesday. The boyfriend of his mother was charged Saturday in his disappearance.
The day after murder charges were filed in the case, the search for a missing Chicago-area child in a landfill has been suspended, officials announced Sunday evening.
Demetries Thorpe, 26, of Zion, Ill., was charged Saturday with first-degree murderand ordered held on $5 million bond in connection with the disappearance of 5-month-old Joshua Summeries, who was last seen early Wednesday, NBC Chicago reports.
Police say Thorpe, the boyfriend of Joshua’s mother, confessed to killing the boy and putting his body in a backpack, which he disposed of in a dumpster, according to the Daily Herald. Prosecutors claim Thorpe was shown throwing the backpack in a dumpster in surveillance footage they obtained.
“The search and recovery efforts for Joshua Summeries have been terminated at the Zion landfill. Sadly, Joshua was not located,” Zion Police Chief Wayne Brooks said in a news release reported by the Herald.