Missing 3-year-old child found dead in Elizabethton

ELIZABETHTON (WJHL) – Elizabethton Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old child.

Police Chief Jason Shaw said the child was found dead in the Buffalo Creek just off of Reeser Road in Elizabethton. It’s located just off of Milligan Highway.

Chief Shaw said the child was reported missing this morning around 10 a.m. and was not found for over two hours. Police said they spoke with the boy’s mother who said she was in the bathroom for several minutes and noticed a door inside the home was open. She then went outside to search for her son but called 911 after she could not find him.

Police said 3-year-old Logan Sword was found about 300 yards downstream from his home. His body has been sent off for an autopsy.

Elizabethton Police, Carter County Sheriff’s Office and the Carter County Rescue Squad responded.

Elizabethton Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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