Autopsies are scheduled today for two bodies found earlier this week in Gasconade County.
The Belle Police Department reports it was Monday night when they were notified that a four-year-old boy from Belle was missing.
The boy had last been seen Sunday morning with a 37-year-old male family friend. Police located the man's vehicle, about three hours after they were told the child was missing, in a rural part of the county just north of Bland. Both the man and the boy were found laying dead near the man's vehicle.
Investigators say the man and child's names will be released later in the investigation.