7-year-old boy’s parents reported him missing, and his body was found in a washing machine.

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NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Read this article. 0:00 / 1:10 BeyondWords Several hours after his parents had reported him missing on Thursday, a 7-year-old Texas child was discovered dead inside a washing machine.

Troy Khoeler, the kid, had been missing for two to three hours when he was first reported missing at around 6:30 a.m. local time. The boy’s mother is thought to have been working a shift at a nearby hospital during that time, while the boy’s father was at home, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Fox 26, police are still looking into the event and no one has been charged or taken into custody.

How the youngster ended up in the washing machine, which is housed within the family’s garage, is unknown. According to the police, the parents adopted Troy in 2019.

Troy Khoeler, 7, was reported missing but was found deceased inside a washing machine. (courtesy Harris County Constable Precinct 4)

The Harris County Constable released a statement saying, “We are sad to announce the missing 7-year-old we posted on earlier in the 4400 block of Rosegate has been found deceased.

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