ANACONDA, Mont. -

We are learning more about Jeremy Cramer -- his arrest, his family, and the crime he is accused of committing.

Police discovered the body of Cramer's son, Broderick, Tuesday morning just southeast of Anaconda, off Mill Creek Road.

Authorities had been searching for the boy since Monday night when police said they discovered his father at the Town Pump on the east side of Anaconda attempting to wash blood off his clothes.

Anaconda locals are trying to wrap their heads around the news of the death of 3-year-old Broderick Cramer. They said they don't know how anyone could kill a child, especially his own father.

Margaret Laughlin said, "It just broke my heart. I can't believe anyone could do that to a little boy."

Everyone we talked had the same gut reaction to the news.

Authorities say Jeremy Cramer killed his son violently, using blunt force and sharp force. The investigation is still underway.

County attorney Ben Krakowka said officials are still tracking down witnesses.

"For being outside Anaconda at night," he said, "there were a surprising number of witnesses."

Anaconda resident Amber Monty's sister was one of those witnesses at the convenience store. We asked about Cramer's demeanor.

"She said he was crazy-eyed and watery-eyed," Monty explained, "like he was not all there."

Anaconda locals also said that during a tragedy like this, it's important for the community to come together.

Anaconda resident Jim Barrington said, "We band together to make sure it doesn't happen again."

Folks said their hearts go out to the mother and family of Broderick Cramer, who would have turned four next Tuesday.