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Police: Hollywood boy, 3, found dead in 'obscure' location inside home where he lived with dad


HOLLYWOOD, Florida — Police say the body of a 3-year-old boy has been found inside the Hollywood home where he lived with his father.

Chief Frank Fernandez offered few details Friday morning, other than to say Ahziya Osceola's body was discovered in an obscure location inside the home late Thursday night. He said the body wasn't visible to the "average person looking through the house."

Authorities had been searching for the boy since he was reported missing Thursday morning. Fernandez said the child's parents are cooperating with the investigation.

The home is roped off with yellow police tape and a criminal investigation is underway.

Nelson Osceola told authorities the boy was sleeping when he left home early Thursday.

No further details were immediately available.

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