Police believe they have found the body of a 4-year-old boy who was discovered missing Thursday after his mother was found severely beaten and unconscious inside the family’s Roswell apartment.
Around 10:15 a.m., officers located the bodies in the wooded trail system behind Aspen Point Apartments, police spokeswoman Officer Lisa Holland said.
This complex is approximately a ½ mile from where the assault happened.
“The cause of death and positive identities will be determined by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office; however, we believe that these persons are of the missing father and son,” Officer Holland said.
The medical examiner’s office on Saturday has declined to release any information about the bodies until the next of kin has been notified.
Officers were called around 4:30 p.m. to the home at 260 Old Holcomb Bridge Way.
The woman’s sister found her unconscious after she hadn’t heard from her and showed up at the home, police spokeswoman Officer Lisa Holland said.
“She has been beaten and strangled and found unresponsive,” Officer Holland said. “It looks like she had been there for hours.”
The woman, whose name was not released, was transported to the hospital in critical condition, Officer Holland said.
Police were unable to locate the woman’s 4-year-old son, Jesus Dominguez, she said. The couple’s other two children, a 10-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl, were still at school.
police believe Jesus may be in danger.
“If he hurts the mother, he could hurt the child,” Officer Holland said.
His father, Mr. Carlos Alberto Dominguez, didn't owns a vehicle and police weren't sure where he may be.
Early Friday, alerts about the missing boy were posted on message boards over metro Atlanta interstates and the GBI and rangers from the state Department of Natural Resources joined in the search for the child.
That search ended Friday morning.
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