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Timeline of boy's disappearance, tragic find

2 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Monday, December 22 2014 Dec 22, 2014 December 22, 2014 3:43 PM December 22, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones, Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are waiting the autopsy results of a 4-year-old who was found dead in a hole Monday.

The body of Jassiah Clark was found Monday evening after two days of searching.

Clark's family realized he was missing at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Brittni Clark, the boy's mother, told police she last saw her son playing in the front yard of their Robertson Avenue home.

Family members began their own search of neighbor's and relatives' homes. At 10:52 p.m. Saturday the Clarks contact Baton Rouge Police in order to file a missing persons report for Jassiah.

Police immediately began investigating, and notified the media at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. They said Jassiah was last seen wearing grey Levi shorts, Hornets Jacket and Adidas tennis shoes that were black, red and blue. A WBRZ reporter later learned family and police were searching together through the Baton Rouge community, using at least one K9.

At 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 Clark's family members appeared on WBRZ to make an emotional plea for Jassiah's safe return.

Mid-morning Monday, Dec. 22 authorities set up a command center at Claiborne Elementary, one block away from where Jassiah was last seen. Numerous law enforcement officials coordinated on an exhaustive, day-long search of the area.

By noon Monday Jassiah Clark had not been seen for 48 hours. The streets of north Baton Rouge were filled with local, state, and federal investigators. The FBI, state Attorney General's Office, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were helping BRPD along with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police with the search.

Somewhere around 7:30 p.m. Monday, police said they found Jassiah's body in what neighbors called a hole that was recently dug.

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