ROSWELL, Ga. – What began as a search for a missing boy ended late Friday morning, Dec. 20, after police found the body of a man and a boy in the woods near where the child was last seen.
Four-year-old Jesus Dominguez was reported missing Dec. 19. His father was suspected of kidnapping him. Both are believed to be the bodies that were found.
Police responded to an Old Holcomb Bridge Way home at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 19 and found a woman unresponsive.
"We found the mother in the bedroom brutally beaten," said Roswell Police Spokeswoman Lisa Holland. Police are not releasing her name; however she is still in North Fulton Hospital in critical condition.
It was discovered the woman had a 4-year-old son who was unaccounted for, Jesus Dominguez. It is believed the father, Carlos Alberto Dominguez, 33, took him.
"We knew he was missing and endangered," said Holland.
Alerts were issued for the boy, and agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Natural Resources came in to help in the search of the surrounding area.
Mid-morning Friday, the teams found two bodies – a man and a child – in the woods only a half-mile away.
Holland said it appeared to be a murder-suicide.
Final confirmation on the identity of the bodies rests with the county coroner.