Missing Down syndrome boy, 15, is found dead in a pond near Michigan home – one week after he disappeared on his bike – The Sun

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.

"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.

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