Kidnapped Tyler Dasher Found Dead In Woods Near His Home

Wed, November 16, 2011 10:32am EDT by 7 Comments

Another sad missing child story — this one-year-old’s body was found only a mile away from his St. Louis home.

The search for missing baby Lisa Irwin still continues, but another child who mysteriously disappeared from his home was discovered Oct. 15 just hours after he was reported missing! And an arrest has been made already!

Tyler Dasher’s 20-year-old mom, Shelby Dasher, said she put her son to bed around 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 in their Affton, Mo. home, according to When she woke the next morning at 11 a.m., he had vanished! By 3:30 p.m. that day dog walkers found the poor little boy’s body dumped in the woods a mile away and only 100 feet from a busy road.

The dedicated detectives conducted interviews overnight, and quickly made an arrest by 5:42 a.m. on Oct. 16! Less than an hour later, news helicopters spied police leading a woman to the spot where the body was discovered and then to Tyler’s home. Although the police have this woman in custody, no further details were given.

But a witness says they saw a mysterious man walking with a child wrapped in a blue blanket — little Tyler had a blue football blanket in his crib — a mile away from the home around 12:30 a.m. (much like the mystery man in baby Lisa’s case!).

This case is so eerily similar to baby Lisa’s — a baby disappearing in the night, no sign of where the child went, a suspicious looking man spotted with a baby! But police were able to find Tyler within four hours, and they already have an arrest!

Why is Lisa’s case taking so much longer, with fewer results? Do you think it’s because Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin aren’t cooperating with police?

-Anna Moeslein

More on baby Lisa’s case:

  1. Will Baby Lisa Irwin’s Parents Lose Custody Of Her Brother?
  2. It’s Missing Baby Lisa’s First Birthday!
  3. Baby Lisa Irwin: The Mysterious Cell Phone Call Connected To The Case! Video!