A missing four years old boy has been found dead in a pond just hours after vanishing from his front yard, he went missing from home in Fairbank, Iowa on Friday at around 5 pm.1
The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office found him later that evening, at around 11.40 pm, dead in a nearby pond.
The Office of the Iowa State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
They stated that: “This is a multi-agency investigation conducted by the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and Iowa State Patrol, with assistance provided by Buchanan County Emergency Management, Independence Police Department, Hazleton Fire Department, Fairbank Fire Department, Jesup Fire Department, Independence Fire Department, and Oelwein Mercy One Ambulance.”
One user wrote: “Thoughts and prayers lifted for this child’s family, friends, all of the First Responders, and all of the Fairbank community areas during this tragedy.
“May the Lord above hold us all. Amen.”
Another said: “Thoughts and prayers to the friends and family. Remember that because someone we love is in heaven, a little bit of heaven is with us. So sorry for your loss.” May his soul rest in peace.