Mother: Boy found dead was the ‘next Ted Bundy’

A Massachusetts mother told authorities her 5-year-old son was the “next Ted Bundy” after her husband found his body in their heavily wooded home Saturday night, according to court documents obtained by the Boston Globe.

Nicholas Shenker was discovered dead around 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Attleboro home after police were called to the house. Authorities told the Globe that Shenker’s mother and aunt found his body and notified authorities.

A neighbor told CNN affiliate WCVB that Shenker, who was 14 months shy of becoming a sophomore at Attleboro High School, seemed like “the last kid that you’d expect” to get into trouble.

“The parents would either spend time with Nicholas, or they’d be at Nick’s house. It was all at Nick’s house,” neighbor Gina Romano told WCVB. “He seemed to be the prince and princess of the street.”

Shenker’s mother was granted protective custody of Shenker’s sister, according to court documents.

“Nicholas’ mother had expressed she believed Nick was the next Ted Bundy and would endanger her and Nicholas’s sister,” the documents said. “Nicholas’ mother further told police she would lock herself in the bathroom at night to be safe from this thought.”

CNN did not immediately have comment from Shenker’s family, and a spokesperson from the Dudley District Attorney’s Office could not immediately be reached for comment.

Worcester Police investigators have contacted Bundy, the most infamous and well-known mass murderer in American history, to get more information about Shenker’s disappearance and possible involvement in his murder, the Globe reported.

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