Malik Drummond

Photo of Malik Drummond, a toddler with light brown skin and curly black hair, smiling as he pets a large dog.Name: Malik Drummond.
Died: Reported missing November 23, 2014; body found December 2, 2015.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Blunt trauma.
Location: Searcy, Arkansas, USA.
Disability: Family claimed he was autistic.

Details:
Two-year-old Malik’s family claimed that he was autistic and had wandered away from their home, leaving behind his twin sister. Searches were conducted to no avail; five days after he went missing, police became suspicious when it was revealed that Malik had never actually been tested for autism.

Over a year later, Malik’s father turned himself in, and Malik’s remains were discovered in a field near the house.

Case status:
Jeffery Leroy Clifton (Father), pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and abuse of a corpse.

Source:
Father gets 40 years after pleading no contest in death of toddler Malik Drummond
Father arrested for murder of missing Searcy toddler