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Small child’s body found on beach in Galveston; police have no record of missing child called Little Jacob FOUND

Missing Person Texas Little Jacob IDENTIFIED

June 20, 2018 – The police department announced the identity of Little Jacob during a presser.  Little Jacob is Jayden Alexander Lopez and he was four-years-old at time of his death.

His mother from Houston and an associate have been arrested.  Police said Rebecca Rivera, 34, the mother of the child, and Dania Sarai Amezquita Gomez, 31, are charged with tampering with/fabricating physical evidence.

The police also stated back in January that Jayden was malnourished and had been abused.

Click here to watch the presser by KHOU news.

Original Post.The authorities have released a new composite sketch of the child found on a Galveston Beach.  They have also released more information that may help lead to his identity.  The boy was found three months ago.  Since then he has been given a name by law enforcement; Little Jacob.

Little Jacob
Little Jacob

New information

His body was estimated to have been in the water between 12 to 48 hours. A cause of death was not determined, but the absence of water in his lungs indicated that he had died before entering the water. Indications of neglect and injuries consistent with abuse were noted during the autopsy. However, none of the injuries appeared to be fatal. Based on reverse drift analysis conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard and National Weather Service, it is believed that the boy’s body was put into the water locally in the Galveston County area. The Galveston Police Department immediately reached out to local law enforcement agencies, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard, to see if there had been any recent reports of missing children. Those searches were unsuccessful. Since his true name is unknown, local authorities have given him the name “Little Jacob”.


“Little Jacob” was a Hispanic male, approximately 3 to 5 years old, though due to likely neglect by his caretakers he appeared to be younger than his estimated age. He stood 3 feet 0 inches tall, and weighed 28 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and has excessive hair growth on his forehead and back. Little Jacob had not yet lost any of his baby teeth and he had been circumcised. The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for the successful identification and location of the family members caring for this boy at the time of his disappearance. If you have any information on Little Jacob’s identity or the circumstances surrounding his death, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

Because the police had not been able to identify the little boy, they released a photo of him.  This photo can be very disturbing so please do not scroll down to the bottom of the page, if you think you might become upset.

Isaiah Juarez

Authorities stated on Mon., Oct. 23, that the boy, Isaiah Juarez missing from Tennessee that looked similar to the boy found in Galveston, has been located and is not the child found in Galveston.

“In an effort to identify this child, the Galveston Police Department contacted one of the most experienced and best forensic artists in the nation, Lois Gibson, and she was able to render a sketch of this child for us. The child is described as approximately 3’ tall with a slender build, black hair, and brown eyes.” 


Original Story

A body of a toddler was found on the beach in Galveston, Texas on Friday evening, October 20, 2017.

The citizen walking on the beach found the body that has been stated to be a boy near 7th Street and Seawall Blvd on Stewart Beach.  The boy is estimated to be between the ages of 3 and 5.

“Really in between about 7th Street Stuart Beach, there’s a lot a grassland in here. There’s not a lot of beach in between the dunes and the actual tide line, so, it’s definitely not heavily trafficked, not heavily populated and really don’t get a lot of people walking to and from.” Captain Joshua Schirard with the Galveston Police said.

The Galveston Police have no record of a missing child matching the description of this little boy and are contacting nearby authorities to see if they have a child reported missing.

The Galveston Police Department is asking anyone that may have any information concerning this case to call the Police Department at 409-765-3702 or Galveston County Crimestoppers at 409-763-8477.


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