(FOX NEWS) - A 5-year-old boy feared kidnapped after his mother had been pushed off a 100-foot cliff in Kentucky has been found dead nearby, and a man now faces murder charges, Kentucky State Police confirmed Monday afternoon.
The boy, James Spoonamore, had been missing for three days in Kentucky’s Jackson County, WHAS reported.
An intense search for the child, who had just started school, was launched after his mother – 41-year-old Jessica Durham – was tossed from the cliff but survived with multiple broken bones on Friday. Hikers discovered her the following day.
Durham told investigators she and her son were assaulted and kidnapped by 41-year-old Lonnie Belt, who was arrested Saturday evening, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. The exact relationship between Belt and Durham was unclear.
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