Mass. police questioning person in Maine body case

May 18, 2011 - 2:14 PM
Boy Roadside Body

A memorial is seen Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in South Berwick, Maine near where the body of an unidentified boy was found Saturday. Police have classified the death as suspicious. (AP Photo/Joel Page)

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say they are questioning a person in the investigation of a young boy whose body was found in Maine.

The body was discovered Saturday alongside a dirt road in South Berwick, a town on the New Hampshire border. Police issued a computer-enhanced image depicting a boy with blond hair and blue eyes. He was believed to be between 4 and 6 years old.

Police are labeling his death suspicious, but haven't released the cause of death.

Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio says the person was taken into custody late Wednesday morning at an Interstate 495 rest stop in Chelmsford. The questioning is taking place in Concord, Mass.

Maine State Police Lt. Brian McDonough says detectives are investigating new information, but he declined to comment.