(BELTON, TEXAS): The Belton Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred near the 1300 block of Daniel Drive at about 3:40 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022.

The victim is a 3-year-old male, was located in a wooded area nearby. He was pronounced deceased on arrival with signs of trauma. The details regarding when or how the death occurred are still under investigation. The name of the victim is being withheld as next of kin are still being notified about the incident.

A relative and person of interest, 33-year-old Jay Isaiah Allen, of Temple is in custody. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The case is currently under investigation by the Belton Police Department Criminal Investigation Division. Formal charges are pending.


Jay Isaiah Allen, the person of interest in the homicide of a 3-year-old, was apprehended while traveling on I-35 in the Itasca area.

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