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UPDATE 2/12/15 – Cole County Coroner Tony Cole reported that Titus Greyson Tackett, of Potosi, died accidentally of hypothermia. The investigation continues as a police try to understand how Titus got into a minivan with a blanket. The minivan was located about a mile from his grandfathers home, although a shorter distance if he traveled through the woods.
Coroner Tony Cole said the body of Titus Greyson Tackett, 3, was found dead in a van about a .5 mile from the house, on Highway 72. An autopsy has been scheduled in St. Francois County on Thursday morning. I am wondering if a 3 year old is able to open up a van door.
UPDATE: According to Fox2 news, a person rushed to the scene and said he believed he found Titas and the police rushed to a car and found “something” inside. A coroner has appeared and the car has been covered with a white sheet. A presser will be at 12:30.
Original Story: A 3-year-old is missing from Missouri. he was last seen in his home in Arcadia Township in Potosi, Missouri on Tuesday evening when he was put to bed. Titus Grayson Tackett lives with his mother and grandparents and they were visiting his grandfather when he went missing. Mom and Titus were visiting dad Frankie Garrett and Frankie’s Dad. Amber and Frankie went out and left Titus with his grandfather. When they came home at 1am the door was open and Titus was gone. Titus’ parents reportedly told police they left the toddler with a grandparent when they went to run an errand around midnight, states KMOV news. They saw the front door open around 1 a.m. and checked on Titus to find he was gone.
The surrounding area is heavily-wooed and search teams have been in the area helping to look for the toddler. If you would like to help with the search the media is stating you can go to Killarney Shores off of Highway 72, near Ironton.