Missing Philadelphia toddler King Hill presumed dead, family says

King Hill, missing Philadelphia toddler, presumed dead

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia toddler who has been missing for nearly two weeks is presumed dead, his family said Sunday.

According to WPVI and KYW, family members of 2-year-old King Hill said investigators believe the boy was killed and have arrested someone in connection with the case. Authorities have not recovered the child's body, the family said.

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Philadelphia police have not commented publicly about the news, the outlets reported.

The search for Hill began July 7 after his stepfather told police that the child was missing. The stepfather said he had left Hill with a babysitter, who claimed she had taken the boy to his mother’s home, KYW reported. But Hill’s mother, Amber Hill, said nobody ever brought the boy to her house, according to the news station.

“I thought [King] was in good hands, and [the stepfather] gave him to this woman, this woman I don’t know that he knows, and now my son is deceased,” Amber Hill told KYW.

No further information was immediately available.

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