The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into the death of a 6 year old boy with Down’s Syndrome. Authorities say they got a call early Thursday morning about a missing child and the boy’s body was discovered a short time later.
Callaway County officials called the Missouri State Highway Patrol for the use of their helicopter in the search for a suspect.
Around 6:30 this morning 27 year old Scottie Alan Willet was taken into custody on a warrant for littering and is being held in connection with the child’s death. Reports indicate the victim is the suspect’s nephew. Willet was arrested without incident at a residence in the 3500 block of South Grand Avenue.
According to online court records Scottie Willet is being held on a $1,000,000 cash only bond.