Attorney general: Missing American boy found

James Martin Camacho Padilla

The family of an American boy who went missing has identified his remains, according to Jorge Arnaldo Nava López, district attorney for the northern part of Chihuahua.

James Martin Camacho Padilla, 8, who is autistic, had been missing since Jan. 21.

The boy was staying in Ciudad Juarez with his father, according to El Diario de Juarez.

On Wednesday, a news conference was held by Mexican authorities regarding a body that was found in a cotton field known as Riveras del Bravo in Juarez on Tuesday.

Camacho is believed to have died of hypothermia after wandering away from his grandma’s home in Juarez, according to Nava López.

Authorities believe Camacho had been walking for days after examining his socks which were worn out.

They said the autopsy report revealed Camacho Padilla had not eaten in about seven days. Nava López said the report indicated that there were no signs of violence or abuse.

James’ mother, Teirasa Mower, has been notified of the discovery and is expected to arrive in Juarez Wednesday.

A dental examination is underway for the boy, said Nava López.

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