Body of special needs child found in garbage bag was beaten, autopsy confirms

5-year-old Jakie Toole is special needs and has been missing since April. (Source: WTOK)

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WLBT) – The body of a child found in a garbage bag in the basement of a Meridian home was beaten an autopsy reveals.

The body is believed to be that of 5-year-old Jakie Toole, who had special needs and was unable to walk or communicate well. He was last seen in April.

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The body will not be officially identified until DNA tests are finalized.

Celeste Smith is being held without bond
Celeste Smith is being held without bond (Source: WTOK)

Celeste Smith is charged with capital murder in the death of Toole and waived her rights to a preliminary hearing on Monday.

Smith is being held without bond and will remain in jail until the case is presented to a grand jury.

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