Burned Child's Body Found In A Ditch

Houston police are investigating the death of a child.

The child's body was found Tuesday in a drainage ditch.

Officials say the body was burned elsewhere and are uncertain of the child's sex.

Officers are searching for a missing 12-year-old boy. Jonathan Foster was last seen December 24th.

Police said they could not say whether the two cases are connected.

Meanwhile, homicide detectives continued to connect the clues.

A car, belonging to Foster's stepdad, searched and then towed from his apartment complex.

He was the last person to have reportedly seen the missing child.

Investigators are questioning the stepdad and the boy's mother.

Along the tollway, where the badly burned body was dumped, a surveillance camera on a nearby business has already yielded what police have called significant information.