ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The body of the 2-year-old boy who had been missing for days was found inside an alligator’s mouth and his father is now facing multiple murder charges, St. Petersburg police said Friday.
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Taylen Mosley had been missing since Wednesday.
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While searching for Mosley in the Dell Holmes Park area, investigators spotted an alligator with an object in its mouth, police said during a news conference Friday.
Investigators fired a round, and the alligator was killed. It dropped the object, revealing it to be Mosley’s body. His body was retrieved intact, police said.
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His father, Thomas Mosley, is now facing two counts of first-degree murder in connection with his son and Taylen Mosley’s mother, 20-year-old Pashun Jeffery, 20, police said.
Police said Jeffery was stabbed “multiple times.” A cause of death for Taylen Mosley has not yet been released.
Thomas Mosley was at the hospital for apparent cuts, police said.
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