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Published On: Thu, Aug 23rd, 2012

Texas toddler Jacob Kimbley found dead in septic tank, police suspect homicide

The death of the two-year-old little boy in Smith County Texas is now being treated as a homicide.

Jacob Kimbley (left) was found dead in a septic tank at an extensive search photo/family submitted

Jacob Kimbley’s body was found in a septic tank and authorities are reporting that this doesn’t look accidental.

Smith Co. District Attorney Matt Bingham tells KETK, all cases like this are investigated as homicides unless evidence proves otherwise.

Bingham says, they are in the very early stages of the investigation.

After a 12 hour search, the child was found in a fiberglass septic tank.

Kimbley, who was described as non-verbal and mentally challenged, was last seen alive around 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon while playing hide-and-seek in a wooded area near his home with two other children, both are unharmed.

The parents of a missing Smith County 2-year-old boy found dead in a septic tank Wednesday are now the focus of a capital murder investigation, according to court documents.

In addition to the investigation of his parents, the child’s grandfather, Leo Harber, was arrested Wednesday for violating probation as a registered sex offender by living next to children at the location.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph obtained court documents that show Sabrina and David Kimbley “are under investigation for capital murder of their 2-year-old son Jacob Kimbley…”

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