This is probably the most difficult story that I ever had to write.

Amber Alert - Kenneth White-Albany County Sheriff's Dept.

It’s an update to the story from yesterday about the missing little boy from East Berne. The Albany County Sheriff’s Department activated an Amber Alert around 1:30 p.m. yesterday. At about 11:45 p.m., the body of 5-year-old Kenneth White was found near the child’s home, recovered by a K-9 unit.

Kenneth did not live with his biological parents. He lived with a custodial family member. To help the authorities, both parents were been brought in. His biological mom is Christine White. She lives in Amsterdam. His dad is Jason White. He resides in Massachusetts.

In the story from News 10 ABC, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said he believes that the vehicle involved went past Thacher Park and Apple said that “they have little to go on, and are pulling surveillance trying to get a direction of travel.”

I don't think that any of us can comprehend why these animals targeted Kenneth. I hope that they find whoever did this. To do this to a child is completely unthinkable and cold-hearted, and if they are found, I hope that justice will be served.

To parents and grandparents, please give your children and grandchildren an extra hug and kiss. Our prayers go out to Kenneth’s family.