Body Believed To Be Missing Five-Year-Old Elijah Lewis Found In Abington

The body of five-year-old Elijah Lewis was believed to be been found Saturday.

Body Believed To Be Missing Five-Year-Old Elijah Lewis Found In Abington

ABINGTON (CBS) — The body of five-year-old Elijah Lewis was believed to be found in Abington Saturday. The Merrimack, New Hampshire boy was reported missing on October 14.

Ames Nowell State Park in Abington was closed to the public as police searched the area Saturday morning. Investigators returned to the park after beginning their search there on Friday. Police moved to the area after receiving corroborated information about the park on Thursday night.

A New Hampshire cadaver dog found remains buried in the woods in a shallow grave.

A medical examiner will do an autopsy on the body to confirm the identity. The manner and cause of death will also be determined. No one has been charged with his death at this time.

Elijah Lewis in May 2020. (Photo credit: N.H. Attorney General’s Office)

“Obviously a little boy is gone. Nobody deserved to die this way and we need to make sure we do everything in our power to make sure we can get justice for this little boy,” said Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz.

“We are very saddened about this situation, about Elijah’s death, and the fact that he was disposed of down here in the woods. Our sympathies go out to his family, and friends of the family, and to the community who is mourning his death,” said New Hampshire Senior Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell.

Elijah’s mother Danielle Dauphinais and her boyfriend Joseph Stapf were arrested in New York City on warrants for witness tampering and child endangerment.

Neighbors in the tight knit community called the boy’s death horrifying.

“We’re a close neighborhood and everyone has felt this very strongly. There’s been blue ribbons that have been put up through the neighborhood to find Eli. So it’s been a neighborhood effort,” neighbor Steven Jaynes said.

“I haven’t slept in a week. My neighbors, they’re the same way. We’ve just been doing whatever we can,” neighbor Greg Doppstadt said.

The state park has since reopened, DCR said.

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Three Takeaways From Dodgers 2021 Season, NLCS

After winning seven straight elimination games entering Saturday, the Dodgers' run came to an end. There will be no back-to-back World Series titles for the City of Los Angeles.

Three Takeaways From Dodgers 2021 Season, NLCS

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – After winning seven-straight elimination games entering Saturday, the Dodgers’ run came to an end. There will be no back-to-back World Series titles for the City of Los Angeles.

The Braves defeated the Dodgers 4-2 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Truist Park in Atlanta.

Los Angeles was forced to start right hander Walker Buehler on three days rest after scheduled starter Max Scherzer was scratched due to arm fatigue.

Buehler pitched solid until surrendering a three-run homer with two outs to Eddie Rosario, who torched Dodgers pitching the entire series with 14 hits.

Down 4-2 in the seventh inning, the Boys In Blue had an opportunity to tie the game with runners in scoring position (RISP) and no outs. However, Atlanta relief pitcher Tyler Matzek struck out three straight Dodger hitters to end the inning. Overall, the Dodgers went 2-for-10 with RISP in Game 6.

With a plethora of questions to answer as the team heads into the offseason, let’s look back at some takeaways from this season.

The Dodgers Probably Overachieved

The Dodgers had their fair share of adversity during the season and postseason. It all began when right hander and rising star Dustin May underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery in May. That was a huge blow to the Dodgers’ rotation.

In June, the team placed right hander Trevor Bauer on administrative leave after a woman accused him of assault. Bauer, the 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner who signed with the Dodgers in the offseason, went 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA in 17 starts.

Later in the season, the team lost Clayton Kershaw, who did not pitch in the postseason. To make matters worse, Los Angeles lost slugger Max Muncy to a shoulder laceration in the final game of the regular season.

Muncy hit .249 with 36 HR, 94 RBI during the regular season.

Decision Making Burned Out Pitching Staff

With the Dodgers missing several key starters, manager Dave Roberts and team president Andrew Friedman were forced to consider all possible options to survive and advance.

In Game 5 of the NLDS, the team trotted out Scherzer in the bottom of the ninth inning to protect the lead and send Los Angeles to the NLCS.

The plan ultimately worked. But it backfired in Game 2 of the NLCS, when Scherzer exited after 4 1/3 innings pitched. Afterwards, Scherzer mentioned to reporters that he felt like his “arm was dead.”

As a result, Scherzer, who will become a free agent, did not pitch another inning for the Dodgers.

In addition, Julio Urías struggled in Game 4 of the series after entering in the eighth inning of Game 2. After surrendering a pair of runs in Game 2, Urías gave up five runs in Game 4.

Buehler, who pitched twice this postseason on three days rest, did not perform as he has in previous postseasons.

In four starts, Buehler had a 4.91 ERA in 2021, compared to a 1.80 ERA in 2020.

Dodgers Roster Next Season Could Look A Lot Different

It will be a busy offseason for Friedman & Co.

There are a handful of players that will be entering the offseason as free agents: Corey Seager, Chris Taylor, Kenley Jansen, Kershaw and Scherzer, among others.

It is still way too early to tell who will return and who will leave.

But sooner or later, the team’s front office will have to decide who it’s willing to pay and who it’s willing to let walk away.

“The six years I’ve been here, it’s been a core group of guys that could be turned over this winter,” Roberts said after Game 6. “I’m not looking forward to it. I wish we could have won another one with this group.”

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