Body found in Maryland missing boy case
October 18th, 2011
11:39 AM ET

Body found in Maryland missing boy case

Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, confirmed Tuesday they have found remains in a wooded area believed to be those of William McQuain, a missing 11-year-old boy.

A search dog team found the body, said Rebecca Innocenti, police spokeswoman. The scene was still being processed Tuesday morning, and she had no information on when a positive identification would be made.

The news comes a week after Curtis Lopez, 45, was arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is accused of killing his wife, 51-year-old Jane McQuain.

The case began when a friend of the boy's mother reported her missing, saying he had not seen her for about two weeks and that he was concerned.

When detectives arrived at the woman's home in Germantown, they found Jane McQuain dead in her bedroom. Her son was not there and the woman's vehicle, a Honda CRV, was gone. It was found later.

Police had been searching for the boy, who they had hope was with a relative or family friend, but said that as time passed, that possibility became “more and more of a long shot.”

This story is developing. We'll bring you more information as soon as we get it.

soundoff (141 Responses)
  1. Ashley

    What a cute boy, makes me sad to see how the world is these days and how paranoid we need to be when our children go out. All these innocent children

    October 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LES2251

    This is just sickening. How could anyone do that to a child? We certainly have some sickos in this world. Maybe we should have better deterrents.

    October 19, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Men?

    Men who think women and children are objects always resort to Murder when things don't go their way. A husband who thinks his wife is a disposable object, to the point where he kills her, should also be disposed of when he's found. No Prison...they're overcrowded and we are Taxed Enough Already (TEA) just dispose of him, who cares?

    November 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
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