Autistic Virginia boy reported missing found dead

BUCKINGHAM, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say the body of an autistic 6-year-old Virginia boy with Down’s Syndrome has been found in a pond at his home.

News outlets report the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office issued a missing child alert early Monday for Landon “Waldy” Raber, who had last been seen early Sunday night. Officials also said Raber was non-verbal.

A statement from the Buckingham County Department of Emergency Services said Landon’s body was found at around 5:30 a.m. Monday in a small pond on the property from which he was reported missing.

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