Houston boy found dead in washing machine after his parents reported him missing

Houston officials said it's unclear how the child got inside the washer

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A 7-year-old child in Houston was found dead inside a washing machine Thursday morning, hours after being reported missing.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said the child was reported missing by his parents at around 5:20 a.m., according to FOX 26. Hours later, the boy was found in a washing machine in a garage at 4400 block of Rosegate Drive, according to the report. 

When deputies responded to the scene, they found the boy in a top-loading washing machine, according to the report. 

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said it's unclear how the boy wound up in the washing machine or how he died. 

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A 7-year-old child in Houston was found dead on Thursday morning in a washing machine after being reported missing.

A 7-year-old child in Houston was found dead on Thursday morning in a washing machine after being reported missing. (Harris County Constable Precinct 4)

The boy was a foster child who was possibly adopted in 2019, according to officials.

The father was at the residence and the mother was working at a local hospital when the incident happened, according to the sheriff's office

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The incident is still under investigation and no arrests have been made.