LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Family, friends and local police officers
crammed a small Catholic church on Saturday night to pay their
respects to the family of a 4-year-old boy found murdered at in the
back of a city garbage truck.
The body of Cesar "Ivan" Anguilar-Cano was found in a trash
bag inside a city garbage truck on July 7, nine days after he was
last seen outside the apartment complex his family lives in near
Churchill Downs. No arrests have been made in connection with his
The boy's disappearance caused a massive manhunt by local
authorities and volunteers, a process that made his death
especially difficult for those who grew close to the family during
"Any time you hear a young child was murdered like this, it
really touches your heart," said Maj. Steve Green, commander of
the Louisville Metro Police 4th Division.
Sgt. Carolyn Nunn, a mother of two, said her colleagues have
taken his death personally.
"Not an officer in the city ... hasn't been affected," she
The boy's body will be transported to Guatemala, for burial, but
the turnout by so many different people showcased how his death
reached across racial lines said family spokesman Christopher 2X.
"People don't see him as Hispanic, they see him as a little
child," he said. "People aren't seeing color. Everybody is being
themselves. This is about a baby."
Information from: The Courier-Journal,
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