Amber Alert Ends; Crews Try To Reach Child's Body

By Salon Staff
Published March 5, 2012 11:00AM (UTC)
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CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities have cancelled an Amber Alert for 4-year-old Samuel Jones of Carlsbad.

The cancellation comes after police located the body of a child in a narrow hole in the backyard of a Carlsbad residence.

Authorities didn't immediately explain the reasons for the cancellation but earlier they said they were fairly sure it's Samuel's body.

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He was reported missing from his home next door to the hole on Saturday.

Recovery efforts began Sunday afternoon, with a large tracked excavator on scene along with metal shoring typically used in pipeline construction projects.

Crews were still working at the site Sunday night.


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