A BOY with Down syndrome who went missing last week in Michigan has been found dead in a pond near his family home.
Charles Cordes, 15, was last spotted riding his bike through a hayfield in Montmorency County in Michigan on 12 June.
The teen’s bike, slippers, belt and glasses were later found in the field – however, there was no sign of him.
His family home is located on the M-33 southeast of Atlanta, but cops were not sure which direction he may have headed.
Police launched an urgent search for the 15-year-old boy on Friday as his missing case reached its seventh day.
His body was then found at around 4pm on Friday, in a pond near his home.
Montmorency County Sheriff’s office said: “A 15-year-old child Charles Cordes was found deceased in a pond near his home.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Cordes family.
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“We would like to thank the community for the overwhelming support during this difficult time.
The sheriff’s office also confirmed that an investigation into his death would continue.