Police found signs of blood on a toy car and sandal belonging to an English toddler who went missing in Greece 26 years ago, potentially confirming that the boy died in an accident at his grandparents’ farm in Kos, the BBC reports.
Ben Needham, who was 21 months old when he vanished in 1991, may have been crushed by a digger working at his grandparents’ home during renovations, police theorized last year after a three-week search of the land around the home.
“Based on the facts and the information obtained, as previously stated it is still my professional belief that Ben died as a result of a tragic incident at the farmhouse involving heavy machinery,” said Detective Inspector Jon Cousins to the BBC.
But Ben’s mother, Kerry Needham, said that the discovery of the new evidence points to a “massive cover-up,” since the boy’s body was never found.
“It shows more of a