Cash Gernon: Police recover suspected weapon used in murder of four-year-old boy

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<p>Police find a weapon in a suspect’s home that could be the murder weapon used to kill four-year-old Cash Gernon</p> (family handout)

Police find a weapon in a suspect’s home that could be the murder weapon used to kill four-year-old Cash Gernon

(family handout)

Dallas police have recovered a weapon that was potentially used in the murder of four-year-old, Cash Gernon, local affiliate CBS 11 News reports.

Police arrested 18-year-old Darriynn Brown in connection with the murder on Saturday evening and charged him with kidnapping and theft. Additional charges could be added depending on the investigation and forensic analysis results.

Now investigators were working to build a case against Mr Brown and that included his home that’s eight blocks away from where the child’s house, which was where Cash was last seen alive.

At the home, investigators found “a tissue paper in a bathroom that had blood drops on it. A small pocket knife was also located and seized,” CBS 11 News reports.

Cash’s family confirmed that the young boy was the victim in the horrifying attack which has rocked the suburban neighbourhood in Dallas, Texas.

The boy was sleeping when the alleged kidnapper broke into the house and grabbed him around 5am local time on Saturday morning, his mother revealed.

An arrest affidavit said the incident was recorded on a video baby monitor in the bedroom, and it showed an intruder carrying the sleeping child out of his bed.

Police said the boy suffered from wounds made by an “edged weapon” in a “violent death” on Saturday morning. Cash’s body was found shoeless and partially clothed in the Mountain Creek neighbourhood by a jogger around 6:45am, just hours after he was taken from his home.

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