5-year-old autistic boy found in Warren County retention pond has died

A 5-year-old boy with autism who was found in a retention pond and taken to a local hospital has died, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office in a press release.

The release said the investigation is still going on, but the boy’s death appears to be a tragic accident.

Warren County Sheriff’s deputies and Deerfield Township fire crews were called shortly after 7 p.m. yesterday to the 7800 block of Birchwood Court in the township after the boy went missing, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

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