Father leads police to remains of missing Alabama boy, sheriff says
December 8th, 2010
12:53 PM ET

Father leads police to remains of missing Alabama boy, sheriff says

A missing Alabama boy has been found, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd has confirmed.

The father of 3-year-old Jonathan Chase DeBlase provided information that led authorities to the boy's skeletal remains in Vancleave, Mississippi. Jonathan's sister, Natalie, is still missing.

The father, John Joseph DeBlase, is in custody, authorities said.

The search for the missing boy began weeks ago, but police believe no one has seen him since March - around when, they believe, he was killed, possibly by his parents.

Police: Alabama toddler, now presumed dead, was last seen in March

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  1. iola ballard

    you cant blame the schools and drs it the people that wanted the bible and board taken away now the generations are getting worse about having no fears or morrow standards in there lives blame the government for sticking their noses in back in the 60s to today

    December 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jimmy

    Somebody please tell me , how can u kill ur own children ?

    December 8, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. TeeJay

    Dear God, why are people like these so blessed as to have multiple children? My daughter had 2 tubal pregnancies and cannot have anymore kids without high $ medical intervention. She has one child and unlikely to ever have more, but these people are so unappreciative of what they have that they KILL them! There is a separate level of hell for his kind! Shame, shame!!!

    December 9, 2010 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. Veritas

    So very sad these rotten ba$tards should be torchered and killed slowly. Prayers for the family. The neighbors or friends should have said or done something how could nobody have seen anything.

    December 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Classmate

    i went to school with heather and knew her very well. she was very, very smart and VERY much blind. I was not her biggest fan but she cared very very much about right and wrong –she was always very concerned about the people who copied homework. Most people made fun of her blindness; she was very lonely. I am saddened but not wholly surprised to hear that she has fallen victim (that at least cannot be disputed) to such a sinister relationship. Bless everyone involved. I wonder what has happened to her baby

    December 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. I just dont understand how can anyone do this to their own

    children. I have been following this story ever since day one hoping for a better outcome. This just makes me sick to the stomach! Somebody need to torture them the way they tortured these babies!

    December 10, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Spirit

      The worst of it is not the physical, in my estimation. The heinousness is the emotional part before the release of death. As a result, I feel that no one can do to this couple what they did to the babies, except this couple's own parents.

      December 12, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. Kristen

    Another story of how a community has failed itself. Let this serve as solemn reminder to speak up for those who are unable. 6 months and no one wondered where to little kids were? Heartbreaking.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. kim

    It is unfathomable to me how any parent could have the heart - or be heartless enough - to hurt any child to he point of injury or death, regardless of whose child it is. Humans are worse than many animals. How do you drain the life from a child knowing full well what you're doing without the enormity and finality of the moment hitting you in the face and making you stop and help the child?

    December 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Snacula

    Hang him high!

    December 22, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. buffy420

    Its sad that there are SO many GOOD people who cannot have kids, to think that there are people who DO have kids with whom they abuse kill or worse.....its heartwrenching!

    December 31, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
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