SMYRNA, Del. (CBS) — Authorities confirm human remains of a child under 10 years old were discovered at a baseball field in Smyrna. Police say officers responded to the Little Lass Field, located at 1-381 Duck Creek Pkwy, for a report of possible human remains found around 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Police say the investigation confirmed a body was found in the area of the baseball field. The child is believed to be under 10 years old, according to police.
It’s unclear at this time if the child died at the park or if their remains were brought there.
A person discovered the body while walking their dog in the park on Friday afternoon, police say.
Authorities say there may have been arson involved with the evidence that was found.
It’s not clear if the child is a boy or a girl.
Police are being assisted by the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, the chief Medical Examiner’s office and the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office.
An investigation remains ongoing.
The Smyrna Clayton Little Lass Softball League said in a statement, “The members of the Smyrna Clayton Little Lass Softball League are heartbroken and deeply saddened by the recent news at our complex. We continue to support law enforcement officials conducting the investigation. Little Lass has and always will be a safe place for young children to play Little League Softball despite this unimaginable incident.”
Anyone with information about the incident is being urged to contact police at 302-653-9217.
CBS3’s Chantee Lans contributed to this report.