LYNNWOOD, Wash. -- (KCPQ) -- A 19-year-old man admitted to drowning a 6-year-old Lynnwood boy with autism in the child's apartment and disposed of his body in a dumpster outside, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.
The suspect, from Kerrville, Texas, a family member, was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for first-degree murder. He is not being identified because he has not been formally charged with a crime.
The boy, Dayvid Pakko, was reported missing Monday afternoon from his home in the Bristol Square Apartments at 15700 44th Ave. West in Lynnwood. After an extensive search, the boy's body was found in a dumpster outside the apartment complex early Tuesday morning.
"On 10/16/17, between the approximate hours of 1400 and 1500 hours, a six year old male, D.P. was left in the care of 19 year old [name redacted] at Bristol Square Apartments ... (in) Lynnwood," the sheriff's office said.
"[name redacted] admitted, during that time, to filling a bathtub with water with the intention of drowning and killing D.P. [name redacted] admitted to calling D.P. to the bathroom, picking him up and placing him face down in the water, and holding D.P.'s head underneath the water while D.P. struggled for approximately 30 seconds before becoming still.