A five-year-old boy who was found dead in a river in South Wales has been described as a bright, cheerful child whose smile “lit up the world.”
The boy has been named locally as Logan Williamson, who lived in an apartment near the river in the town of Sarn, where his body was discovered.
A 39-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of murder after Logan’s death, South Wales police said.
The boy was found in the Ogmore River on Saturday. Since then, the police have been trying to find out where and how he died and how he ended up in the shallow river. On Monday morning, police forensic officers continued to work on the ground floor apartment where the boy lived, 400 meters from where his body was found.
Neighbors and friends left stuffed animals, messages of condolences and photographs near the riverbank.
One woman, who asked not to be identified, said Logan was her daughter’s best friend. She said: “He was smart, smart, happy, polite. He had a smile that lit up the world. He didn’t deserve this. “His daughter left a picture she had made of the boy, with the message,” Logan, I love you. “
Lois Sheppard, whose daughter, Maisie-Rae, left a tribute to Logan, said: “This is a very close-knit community and we are all absolutely stunned.”
Some neighbors reported hearing a fight at Logan’s home on Saturday.
The boy was taken to Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend where his death was confirmed.
A South Wales police statement read: “We can confirm that following reports of concern over a five-year-old boy missing in Sarn, Bridgend, and the subsequent discovery of the body in the River Ogmore, three people have been arrested.
“A 39-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy, all from the Bridgend area, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident. “
Police have called witnesses who were in the area at 5:45 a.m. Saturday to present information.
Ch Insp Geraint White said: “This is a tragic incident in which a small child has sadly lost his life. We are calling for anyone who has witnessed this incident, or who has any information, to get in touch. We ask the public not to speculate about this incident on social media as it is an active investigation.
“If you have any information that may help, please let us know. Our thoughts are with the family and we support them in every way possible. “