GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - A five-year-old boy who was abducted from
the parking lot of a convenience store after his mother went inside
was found dead early Tuesday morning.
A dispatcher with the Etowah County Sheriff's Department said the body of Geontae Glass was discovered in a rural area. Officials plan to release more information at a mid-morning news conference at the Etowah County Sheriff's Department.
An FBI spokesman did not immediately return phone calls, and further details were not available.
The child was abducted shortly after 6 a-m Monday from a store
Authorities said the boy's mother left him asleep in the back seat of her car with the engine running while she went inside a store to buy juice. Witnesses reported seeing a man get out of a pickup truck and get into the vehicle before driving away.
Alabama state troopers canceled an Amber Alert.
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