5-year-old boy finds dead body on Cleveland's east side

Posted at 4:20 PM, Oct 09, 2016

A 5-year-old boy made a gruesome discovery on Cleveland's east side over the weekend and now his parents are keeping an extra eye on him. 

The little boy ran inside their home on Drexel Avenue early Saturday to tell his parents that he found a man's body in the driveway. 

"The head is covered in plastic. The arms are bound in plastic," the boy's father, Steven Simms told News 5.

The only piece of clothing on the man's body was underwear. 

"I'm thinking it's Halloween — you know — this is not real," said Simms. 

But once he saw the man's toes, he realized it wasn't a holiday prank. 

After calling 911, the father made another call — one he never thought he'd make. 

"I contact my wife, tell her to come home from work, something happened. Our baby had discovered this body."

Cleveland police have not identified the man, only saying he is in his 20s or 30s.

Anyone with information is asked to contact homicide investigators at 216-623-5464.