A 39-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the boy’s death, South Wales Police said.
The boy, named locally as Logan Williamson, was found in the Ogmore River in the Sarn area of Bridgend, on Saturday.
Floral tributes and cards were left near the scene of Logan’s discovery on Saturday and tributes from family friends have begun to pour in on Facebook.
One wrote: “He was a beautiful boy. He was kind, funny, polite, handsome and clever. He is loved unconditionally and has unfortunately lost his life.”
Another wrote: “Logan was the cutest kid, always smiling and a real bundle of energy.
“Everyone is in a complete state of shock, we just can’t make sense of what has happened.”
A statement from South Wales Police on Sunday said: “We can confirm that following reports of concerns for a missing five-year-old boy in Sarn, Bridgend, and the subsequent finding of the body in the Ogmore River near Pandy Park, three people have been arrested.
“A 39-year-old man, 30-year-old woman and 13-year-old boy, all from the Bridgend area, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
“We are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident.”
#UPDATE | A 39-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy, all from the Bridgend area, have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a five-year-old boy in Pandy Park, #Sarn, #Bridgend.
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— South Wales Police (@swpolice) August 1, 2021
On Saturday night, Chief Inspector Geraint White said officers were “keeping an open mind” and were “working hard to establish the full circumstances of his death”.
“Regular contact” had been made with the boy’s family, who are being supported by specialist trained officers, he added.