Death Of Michael Kingsbury, 7, Under Investigation By DC Police

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Video: Body of Missing 7-Yr-Old Boy Found in Nearby Car

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  • WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- There are still a lot of questions Tuesday evening about how a seven-year-old boy with autism missing since Sunday was found dead in a car.

    Michael Kingsbury's body was found on the floor of the back of the car, less than half a block away from his home, said police during a press conference on Tuesday.

    Police said during the press conference that the car was checked out several times, by at least 3 police officers. Michael's mother told police she looked at the very same car her son was later found. 

    Michael's body is with the medical examiner's office. Police are say preliminary results of the autopsy show no signs of trauma. Police said on Tuesday that the medical examiner can't give an approximate time of death right now, but noted that the body had started to decompose. When asked about foul play, police told reporters that they were not ruling out anything.

    Michael's mother told us the last time she saw Michael was Saturday night. But his sister apparently spotted him in the un-fenced backyard of their apartment building early Sunday morning. 

    When Michael was reported missing, police patrols were set up in a close-by alleyway. Police used canines and academy recruits to search. It took more than a day half to find Michael not very far from his home.

    Neighbors say there were two cars parked in the lot for months.
    On Monday night, someone saw Michael in one of them. They had to smash the window to get him out.

    WUSA9 talked with the owner of the lot next door. He says the car was not his or his tenants. He adds he is also very upset the discovery was made on his property.

    The people who had prayed and hoped Michael would return safely to his home are not only heartbroken, but they are angry and they have a lot of questions.

    One person told us, "Just thought it was a red flag. Everyone in this community, how could they miss a little boy in a pull-up?" 

    "I'm just sorry he was found right up under them and I know he's in a better place now," said one neighbor.


    The other question is how Michael got in the car and how he got locked in.

    There is a memorial for the seven-year-old boy, and people have been stopping by Tuesday to comment about the tragedy.

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