UPDATE: Many questions still surrounding the death of 6-year-old Maddox Ritch

September 27, 2018 - 2:08 pm

UPDATE: 9.27.18 4:17 PM 

FBI officials have stated during a press conference that there are still many questions including remaining including the manner and cause of death for 6-year-old Maddox Ritch. 

A full investigation is still underway. 


Press Release From Gastonia Police Department:

At approximately 1 p.m. on September 27, 2018, search crews discovered a body believed to be Maddox Ritch off of Marietta Street/Old Dallas Highway in Gastonia.

Maddox’s parents have been notified of the discovery by law enforcement. Identification of the body will be done by the medical examiner’s office.

A news conference about the ongoing search for Maddox will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Greater Gaston Baptist Association, 1607 Rankin Lake Road, Gastonia.

Credentialed news media will be directed inside the facility for the news conference. Be sure to bring your ID.

The FBI tweeted this moments ago:

Immediatly following the press conference WBT's Brett Jensen will be bringing you the latest updates. 

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