Although not confirmed, relatives of two Milwaukee, WI boys (Quadrevion Henning and Purvis Parker) missing for nearly a month believe the children’s bodies have been found in a park lagoon.
The two decomposed, fully dressed bodies were discovered Friday night in McGovern Park, near the homes of Quadrevion Henning, 12, and Purvis Parker, 11.
Relatives said they were shown photos and are convinced the bodies are those of the missing boys.
Although the park lagoon had been searched by authorities numerous times with divers; the bodies were spotted in the water floating.
The first body was discovered Friday night by a man and his son who were walking through the park and saw it floating on the water, Hegerty said. When divers went to the lagoon, the second body was found a short time later.
“They are the bodies of children — not small children, not adults,” Hegerty told reporters at an early morning Saturday news conference.
UPDATE: Accident Likely in Deaths of Wis. Boys
After a month later of searches and speculation fro the missing Milwaukee boys, Quadrevion Henning and Purvis Parker, it appears they may have drown accidentally.
Two boys missing for almost a month apparently drowned in an icy park lagoon near where they were last seen, and authorities said Saturday foul play was not suspected.
Purvis Virginia Parker, 11, and Quadrevion Henning, 12, disappeared the afternoon of March 19 after they asked Quadrevion’s grandfather whether they could play basketball at the nearby park.
The bodies were found in the park lagoon on Friday.
According to the medical examiner there was no evidence of injury or foul play.
“There was no evidence of any injury or any foul play,” said Milwaukee County medical examiner Jeffrey Jentzen. “The bodies appeared to be in conditions that were consistent with having been submerged since the time they’d been missing.”
Jentzen said the children could have lost consciousness immediately in the cold water.
Police Chief Nan Hegerty speculated Purvis, who could not swim, fell in first, and Quadrevion, who was a strong swimmer, tried to save him.
(AP via Yahoo News)