The recent death of a 13-year-old boy in Xinyang, Henan Province, has left a homeless shelter under suspicion of murder.
Wang Zhiqiang went missing after leaving home on Oct. 2, 2014, and his family informed the police two days later. They have been searching for him ever since until they learned some terrible news on April 22.
Zhiqiang’s father, Wang Xinhong, read a report in a local paper about a boy who had died at a homeless shelter. The father called the shelter to confirm the details, and went to identify the body.
The family couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw the body.
He was emaciated and covered in sores. Zhiqiang’s mother recognized the boy from some old surgery scars on his leg. The relatives were totally heartbroken after learning their son had died in such an inhumane way.
The missing boy was sent to the homeless shelter in October, according to Nandu News.
Before he left home, he weighed about 90 pounds. What happened in the last six months that left him looking like this? Police have started a special investigation into the case.