A dead child has been found near the home of Tyler Dasher, whom police declared an AMBER Alert for a missing toddler in the St. Louis area. Police have not confirmed whether it is the body of the 18-month-old from Affton.

Photo provided to press by family.

Tyler Dasher’s mother says she put her son to bed last night, awakening late this morning to find the child missing.

Dasher is described as a blond-haired, blue-eyed boy with a red birthmark on his left shoulder.

He was wearing pajamas with trucks on him, and had a blue blanket in his crib.

Witnesses apparently told police they saw a man in the area earlier today, carrying a child wrapped in a similar blanket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Louis County Police immediately.

For more, visit the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/dead-child-found-in-st-louis-near-missing-boy-s/article_19db47d0-0fbf-11e1-b8ec-0019bb30f31a.html