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Missing 6 year old found dead in apparent murder-suicide

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Police are searching for Demitrius Beasley, 40, and Markell Beasley, 6. By Stephanie Baumer Police are searching for Demitrius Beasley, 40, and Markell Beasley, 6. By Stephanie Baumer
By Stephanie Baumer By Stephanie Baumer
By Stephanie Baumer By Stephanie Baumer

(KMOV.com) – An Amber Alert issued for a missing Jefferson City 6 year old was canceled after the boy and the alleged abductor were reportedly found dead Tuesday evening.

The bodies of a man and juvenile were discovered shot to death at a home in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on Christmas Eve.  Authorities eventually identified the bodies as Markell Beasley, 6, and his father, Demitrius Beasley, 40.

Published reports quote police as saying it appears to be a case of murder-suicide.

Police said Markell's mother allowed her son to ride with two of Demtrius' friends, who took him to his father in St. Louis. Authorities said the two men were not aware of Demitrius' plans.

Jefferson City detectives are still investigating and further details will be released when made available.

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