A 19-year-old uncle of an autistic boy has been charged with murder after the 6-year-old child’s body was found in a dumpster near their apartment building, according to the Seattle Times.
Andrew Henckel, 19, is being charged with drowning little Dayvid Pakko in a bathtub Monday afternoon, as the child was staying home from school because of being sick.
Henckel reportedly then wrapped the child’s body in a large blanket, put him in a cardboard box, then threw the box in the dumpster. Police found it about 2 a.m. the next morning, after the boy was reported missing Monday afternoon.
Henckel is being held in the Snohomish County Jail on a $1 million bond. He also reportedly suffers from autism spectrum disorder, but had been asked to baby-sit his nephew.
Court documents stated that even though Henckel was nearby at the time the police started investigating the dumpster, he simply walked away.
“It appeared that police interest in the dumpster was quite obvious, yet Andrew walked away at that precise moment in time,” the document reportedly stated.
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