Polk County Sheriff's officials in the Ace community in south Polk County have found the body of a 4 year-old boy whose mother has confessed to killing him.
Child Protective Services began investigating reports that the child was missing on Wednesday. Polk County Sheriff's officials took the child's mother, 26 year-old Tabitha Boone, in for questioning yesterday. She confessed to strangling her son to death during a family disturbance back in September at around 2:00 AM this morning. Two hours later, Boone led officials to where the child was buried in the family's back yard, just 50 yards from their home.
Searchers were combing the property this morning for the exact location of the grave and around noon, they found the small 18X33 inch grave where the body of 4 year-old Anthony Boone was found in a fetal position. Tabitha Boone had sprinkled lyme on the boy's body in an attempt to hide any odor.