Police are currently looking for the 11-year-old boy’s half-brother and their father.
Her mother contacted the police overnight, according to Lt. Raymond Spencer of the Las Vegas Police Department.
The mother told police the child’s media release body was found Friday morning by a climber similar to her son, Spencer said.
Later, the mother positively identifies the boy. After detectives showed photos of her body, according to Spencer.
Several state amber notices have been issued for half-brother Eden Montes. They were last seen at around 9 p.m. Thursday with their 8-year-old brother and father. According to Spencer
Police have not been in contact with the 37-year-old father, Jose Montes, according to Lieutenant Colonel. and is seeking public assistance in his search for Montes and his son.
Spencer said police wanted people in Sacramento, California, as well as areas of southern Utah to keep an eye on Montes and his son.
Last seen on a 2015 white GMC truck with LV U00X license plates, the truck is towing an RV with a checkerboard pattern on the sides and rear. The truck also has a sticker with the words “Mr. Express” in the lower right corner of the rear window.
“We are doing everything we can to find Eden, an 11-year-old and we want to find him alive,” Spencer said.
Police originally asked the public for help in identifying the bodies found by the climbers on Friday morning.
A boy was found lying in the wooded area of the Mountain Springs hiking trail near Mile 20 on Highway 160, according to Las Vegas police. This area is about 25 miles southwest of downtown Las Vegas.
Shortly after the boy was found at about 07:45 (10:45 a.m. ET) Friday, medical officials announced he had died at the scene, police said.
Authorities did not disclose information about the injuries, Spencer said, the cause and nature of the boy’s death to be released by the Clark County coroner’s office.
“An investigation conducted by LVMPD’s Homicide Division indicates that the victim may have been brought into the area in the last 12 hours,” the police department tweeted.
CNN’s Ray Sanchez, Danielle Sills and Holly Yan contributed to this report.