A 10-year-old Illinois boy was found dead in his mother’s garage, and now, officials say the boy died from a gunshot wound.
Investigators determined the boy’s body had been there for seven months.
On July 28, an autopsy was conducted and Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson told KAAL that preliminary results showed the death to be “suspicious and not natural.”
Two weeks later, on Aug. 11, Gustafson announced the autopsy determined Zion died from a gunshot wound, WQAD reported.
She is being held on a $500,000 bond and her preliminary hearing is set for August 15.
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“I had a dead raccoon in my backyard, and we put it in a garbage can, I mean, in a garbage bag and then put it in a garbage can," a neighbor told KAAL. "And I couldn’t even stand the smell waiting for garbage day. So I can’t imagine, that with the wind directions, that nobody would smell that.”
Police have said the investigation is still under way and have released no further information.
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