Pulaski County, Va. – Noah Thomas, the five-year-old boy who disappeared Sunday from his home in Dublin, Virginia, was found dead Thursday, three law enforcement sources confirmed to WDBJ7 in Roanoke.
Two of the law enforcement sources said the child’s body was found in a septic system on the property he went missing from.
Police tape and investigators in white HAZMAT suits could be seen around Thomas’ home Thursday afternoon.
Local law enforcement and the FBI have spent the last four days searching for the missing child. Noah’s mother originally told police the boy disappeared Sunday while she was sleeping. Police previously said they believed Noah left on his own and there was no reason to suspect a kidnapping.
Law enforcement planned a 6 p.m. media conference to discuss developments in the case.