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Body of missing Lynnwood boy, 6, found in dumpster; relative in custody

The body of a 6-year-old Lynnwood boy who had been reported missing Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, was found early Tuesday in a trash container to the left of where this Snohomish County Sheriff Deputy is standing guard. A 19-year-old relative has been arrested, authorities said. The deputy is standing in front of the C building where the family lived at 15700 44th Avenue West in North Lynnwood. Photo taken October 17, 2017.

A 19-year-old relative was taken into custody in connection with the death. Police said it appeared the boy had been a victim of homicide.

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