SMYRNA, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — An investigation is underway after police say a child’s remains were discovered Friday at a baseball field in Kent County, Delaware.
Authorities say it all began when officers were called around 4:30 Friday to the Little Lass Field, along Duck Creek Parkway, for a report of possible human remains.
On Saturday, the Smyra Police Department confirmed that there were indeed human remains, and the body is believed to child younger than 10-years-old.
Police have not said if the child died at the field, or if they were brought there.
The fields are home to the Smyrna Clayton Little Lass Softball, who took to Facebook Saturday with a post that read that the “league was deeply sadden and disturbed by this.”
The post goes on to say that they will continue to work with authorities.
Smyra police say both the Delaware Attorney General’s Office and the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office are assisting in this investigation.
Officials are also urging anyone with information, pertaining to this case, to contact investigators immediately.