Non-verbal autistic boy found dead in river

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A 4-year-old Ohio boy who vanished Thursday was found dead in a river on Monday afternoon, officials said.

The City of Kenton said in a press release issued to Hometown Stations and posted on Facebook that the Department of Natural Resources’ K-9 team discovered Quentin Elcessor’s body in the Scioto River, roughly two miles from where he was last seen.

The 4-year-old, who was non-verbal and autistic, reportedly vanished Thursday in the 600 block of South Wayne Street in Kenton. Police said he walked away from a relative’s home, according to WTOL.

Police previously said they do not believe foul play was involved in Elcessor’s disappearance. An investigation is ongoing.

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