Wisconsin Community Shaken as Missing 5-Year-Old Found Dead in Dumpster

A Wisconsin family is grappling with an unimaginable tragedy after their 5-year-old son, Prince McCree, was found dead in a dumpster, a day after he was reported missing. The young boy was last seen at his Milwaukee home on Wednesday, and his parents reported his disappearance around 1 p.m. The following morning, his remains were discovered in a dumpster approximately a mile from his residence.

Authorities are treating the case as a homicide and have taken two individuals into custody, a 27-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy, both of whom are considered persons of interest. The details surrounding their connection to the case have not been disclosed.

The boy’s grandmother, in an interview with local media, shared that Prince lived with his parents. His father discovered his absence after waking from a nap and was unable to locate him. The parents, along with law enforcement, conducted an extensive search of the area, even going door-to-door in the neighborhood, seeking any information about their missing son.

State Sen. LaTonya Johnson, who resides in the same neighborhood, revealed that the two persons of interest also lived in the same house as the McCree family. She described the family as “distraught” and expressed her shock at the incident, noting that their neighborhood is typically quiet with minimal police activity. She added, “We knew it was something serious.”

Johnson also mentioned that the parents have three children in total. The impact of this tragedy extends beyond the immediate family, affecting the entire community.

Alderman Michael Murphy, who represents the neighborhood, expressed his concern about the traumatic effect this incident would have on the community. He described it as a “terrible tragedy” and lamented the senseless loss of a child’s life and the horrific manner in which he was found.