Police and Crime

According to a USA Today report, police have a break in a California case involving a missing 11-year-old boy.

MENIFEE, Calif. -- The 16-year-old brother of an 11-year-old autistic boy who disappeared over the weekend from his Southern California home was arrested Wednesday on a murder charge, police said.

During a news conference Wednesday, Capt. John Hill said the body of a boy who fits the description of 11-year-old Terry Smith was found overnight in a "shallow grave containing partially exposed human remains."

Investigators were still working to confirm the identity of the remains found Wednesday afternoon.

The Riverside County District Attorney's Office is waiting for investigators to forward the criminal case to prosecutors for review, spokesman John Hall said. He did not know how quickly that could happen.

The teen, whose name was not released, was the last one to see Terry near his Menifee, Calif., home Saturday, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department previously said.

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