A Fall River missing person case has taken a horrific turn according to local authorities.
The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office stated that this morning just before 8:15 a.m., New Bedford Police received a request for a wellbeing check at 1643 Phillips Road.
Upon entering the residence, police located two people who were deceased. A preliminary investigation revealed that it appears to be a murder-suicide involving an eight-year-old boy, Dante Hazard, and his 54-year-old father, George C. Scott III. The boy is the child of Lisa Hazard who had been reported missing out of Fall River in 2019. Scott, who is believed to have killed the boy with a sharp object before taking his own life, was living at the Phillips Road home with the 8-year-old. The DA’s Office is waiting for medical examiner’s confirmation of these and other details.
The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, along with Fall River Police, New Bedford Police and Massachusetts State Police have been investigating the March 2019 disappearance of Hazard.
As part of the missing person investigation, detectives executed a court issued search warrant at 1643 Phillips Road approximately two and a half weeks ago. Those search warrants have been sealed by the court as part of the ongoing investigation.
Scott is a person of interest in the disappearance of Hazard, according to DA Quinn, and that investigation remains active.