Searchers find child's body at Roanoke landfill

ROANOKE, VA. (AP) - We could find out today if the body discovered in Roanoke is that of Aveion Lewis.

Authorities searching a landfill for the missing Roanoke toddler say they've discovered the body of a small child Wednesday. The body was sent to the medical examiner's office for identification and to determine the cause of death.

Police did say the body was located in trash that came from Lewis' neighborhood.

The boy's stepfather, 24-year-old Brandon Lockett, has been charged with felony child neglect, improper disposal of a human body and obstruction of justice.

Lockett told authorities that three men abducted the boy from the family's home on Jan. 14. Police say there was no abduction and they believe the child was dead before authorities received a 911 call.

Tuesday would have been Lewis' third birthday.

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