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Harris Co. boy, 7, found dead in washing machine after being reported missing: HCSO

Harris County was found dead just hours later in a washing machine in the garage, authorities say.The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit, the Crime Scene Unit and the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office are conducting an investigation at the home in the 4400 block of Rosegate Drive in the Birnamwood Subdivision.FOLLOW THE LATEST HARRIS COUNTY NEWSAccording to the constable’s office, Troy Khoeler was reported missing early Thursday morning.The sheriff’s office says the boy’s parents reported him missing around 5:20 a.m., but he may have been missing for at least an hour at that point."We don’t know what happened but we intend to find out," says Lt. Robert Minchew with HCSO Homicide division. A 7-year-old boy was found dead just hours after he was reported missing from his home in north Harris County, authorities say.The constable’s office responded to the scene to gather information and began searching for the boy.Authorities say constable deputies were searching inside the home when they found the boy inside the top-loading washing machine.It is not clear at this time how the boy died or how he ended up in the washing machine.The sheriff’s office says the boy was a foster child who may have been adopted in 2019.According to HCSO, the father was at home, and the mom is believed to be a local hospital worker who just got off her shift when he was reported missing.

. "I don’t even know what to say.

It hurt me to my soul that a child, a 7 year old child would be hurt that way," says neighbor Sheri Barnes.  Troy and Kenyetta Hewett’s son Marvin were schoolmates.

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