Missing SW Florida Boy Found Dead, Mother Uncooperative

first_imgThe search for a missing boy and his mother took a tragic turn late last week, when authorities found the child’s body in a lake in central Florida.However, the story doesn’t end there.Investigators are still trying to determine how the boy ended up in the water in the first place.They say the mother is being uncooperative.The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office says 5-year-old Chance Peterkin and his 29-year-old mother, Philletta Moransit, were reported missing on Thursday night. According to authorities, the two had not been seen since leaving their home on foot that morning.An search with deputies in boats and on ATVs, K9’s, a drone and a helicopter led officials to the discovery of Chance’s body in Lake Lelia just after midnight on Friday.Investigators also found Moransit on the campus of South Florida State College a few hours before they found her son’s body.Additionally, they came across some of her clothing near the lake.Jail records show Moransit is being held on charges of child neglect with great bodily harm and resisting an officer.last_img

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