Authorities: Body of Missing Ohio Boy With Autism Found in Pond

By The Associated Press

LIMA, Ohio—Searchers in Ohio looking for a missing 8-year-old boy with autism have found his body in a pond.

Authorities near Lima in northwestern Ohio said the body of Matthew Converse was discovered on the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 11. He had been missing since just after midnight on Sunday.

Hundreds of people had joined in the search after authorities put out a plea for help.

Police had said the 8-year-old was drawn to water, trains, and parks.

His body was found in a pond near his home in Allen County.