BOSTON (AP) -- A Texas man says the boy whose body was found on a roadside in Maine is the son of a longtime friend and that he called investigators after seeing a computer-generated photo of the child that had been released by police.
Christian von Atzigen of Irving said he called Maine state police Wednesday after he recognized the boy as Camden Pierce Hughes. The boy is the son of Julianne McCrery, a woman with whom he and his wife have been friends for 15 years.
Police have not publicly disclosed the name of the boy, or a woman being held for questioning in Massachusetts. Von Atzigen said a mutual friend told him that woman was McCrery.
The woman was taken into custody at a highway rest stop, where she was found inside a pickup truck registered to McCrery.
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