PORTLAND, Ore. - Police in Maine contacted investigators in the Kyron Horman investigation after they found the body of a 4-6 year old boy dumped in the woods there.
The Maine detectives were following up on similarities to the Kyron case, but detectives in Oregon ruled out that the cases are related, according to Multnomah County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lt. Mary Lindstrand. She said the boy is not Kyron.
Kyron was seven years old was he disappeared from his Portland elementary school last June. In the Maine case, police said they recently found the body of an unidentified boy. They think he is between four and six years old. The cause of death hasn't been released.
Maine State Police said they've asked the Naval Criminal Investigative Service for help with their efforts to identify the boy. He was found on the side of a back road.
During a Tuesday briefing in Alfred, Maine, state police Lt. Brian McDonough said a witness saw a dark blue truck near where the body was found that had some type of naval insignia near the license plate.
McDonough says investigators have worked their way through about half of the more than 200 tips they've received since the boy's body was found Saturday in South Berwick.
Police gave no indication they were any closer to identifying the child.