Missing Philadelphia toddler is dead, source says; suspect in custody

This story originally appeared on NBC10.

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A suspect has been taken into custody in the killing of a missing Philadelphia toddler, a source tells NBC10.

The identity of the suspect has not yet been revealed. But the news that the boy is dead is a sad end to a mystery that stretched through most of this month.

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“We kept faith alive and now we got this news that my son was murdered,” Amber Hill, the boy’s mother, told NBC10 while in tears. “Throughout this I really thought my son was alive. It’s just heartbreaking.”

King Hill was first reported missing from his home along Page Street near 31st Street in Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood around 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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