An amber alert issued on Tuesday has ended in tragedy.
Markell Beasley, 6, was found dead alongside his alleged kidnapper Tuesday night. Their bodies were discovered in Cape Girardeau after police responded to a 911 call about a person shot in an apartment.
The Jefferson City child was traveling to St. Louis with family members Saturday night, and released to Demetrius Beasley, who formerly had a relationship with the boy’s mother, but is not a blood relative.
Cape Girardeau Police are investigating their deaths as a murder-suicide.