A Florida 2-year-old who had been reported missing after his mother was found murdered in her apartment was found dead on Friday, and police in St. Petersburg, Florida, charged his father with murder.
According to Police Chief Anthony Holloway, a detective shot and killed the alligator after seeing Taylen Mosley's body inside its mouth.
At a news conference, Holloway stated, "We didn't want to find him this way, but at least we can bring some closure to that family today.
Holloway stated on Friday that she had been stabbed numerous times.
According to the police chief, Thomas Mosley, the child's father, is accused of two charges of first-degree murder.
Nearly 10 kilometers from his mother's apartment, the youngster was discovered close to Dell Holmes Park, which is adjacent to Lake Maggiore, according to Holloway.
Family members saw Jeffery and her child on Wednesday, and when they couldn't get in touch with her on Thursday, they reportedly requested an apartment management to check.
The medical examiner will establish the boy's cause of death, according to Holloway.
According to Holloway, Thomas Mosley admitted himself to a hospital with cuts on his wrists and arms and remained there on Friday. According to the police chief, he demanded a lawyer and declined to speak with the detectives.
Friday night, it didn't appear that case information was accessible online, and it wasn't known if Mosley had a lawyer who could represent him.
Federal and state law enforcement organizations, dogs, and a drone were used in the hunt for the kid. For him, an Amber Alert had also been issued.