Missing Georgia Boy Found Dead in Lagoon

By: AP edited by Harrison Hove Email
By: AP edited by Harrison Hove Email

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) _ Police say the body of a 12 year old boy who wandered off from his parents' home was found Sunday in a lagoon not too far from his home.

Police Sergeant Mike Wilson says authorities found his body in a lagoon where neighbors said they saw him in the area Saturday after he was reported missing.

He says it appears the boy drowned but the boy's body will be sent to a crime lab for an official cause of death.

Wilson says there is no indication of foul play.

Authorities described the boy, Thy Nyugen, as autistic and unable to speak. His parents called police about Saturday evening to say their son had strayed from their Whitemarsh Island home.

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