Friday, June 29, 2012

Carnel Chamberlain Found Buried under the wooden deck at the family's house on the Saginaw Chippewa reservation, north of Lansing, Michigan

The body of a four-year-old boy who went missing last week was found buried under the porch of the family home today.

Carnel Chamberlain was discovered under the wooden deck at the house on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe reservation.

Kevin Chamberlain, the tribe's former chief, did not know what led investigators back to the house, 70 miles north of Lansing, Michigan.

Search teams had spent many days searching woods, ponds and the tribe's waste-water treatment areas.

He said: 'The body had to be in a grave. We had looked underneath before and didn't see anything.'

Carnel disappeared on June 21 while in the care of his mother's boyfriend.

Mr Chamberlain is a cousin of Carnel's mother Jaimee.

He added: 'There's a lot of anger, just utter despair and disbelief. I don't know how else to define it.

'After a long week of searching and hoping, we're at a horrific, bitter end.'

Tribal police referred calls to the FBI, who declined to comment on the investigation. Any charges in the case would be handled by federal authorities, who have jurisdiction over major crimes on Indian reservations. Read More