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FBI takes over probe after Saginaw Chippewa boy is found dead

The FBI has taken over the case of a missing four-year-old boy whose body was found on the reservation of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Michigan.

Carnel Chamberlain was last seen at his family's home last Thursday. His body was reportedly found under a porch at the home.

“Such a young little life,” Chief Dennis Kequom said at a vigil last night for Carnel, The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun reported. “He didn’t have time to grow up and enjoy life. He’ll always be with us in our hearts.”

The tribe has previously called Anthony M. Bennett, 20, a "person of interest" in the case. He's the boyfriend of Carnel's mother, Jaimee Chamberlain, 21.

The FBI isn't commenting on the case at the moment. But news reports said tribal and federal agents were conducting an investigation at the home well into the night on Thursday.

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Carnel found; crime lab searching property (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun 6/29)
Carnel vigil draws hundreds (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun 6/29)
Vigil held in Carnel Chamberlain's memory (WZZM-TV 6/29)
Body of missing 4-year-old discovered under porch (WNEM-TV 6/29)
Boy, 4, found dead under family home on mid-Mich. Indian reservation; FBI silent on probe (AP 6/28)

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