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Body of missing 8-year-old boy found

5:08 PM, May 19, 2013   |    comments
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ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- The body of a missing 8-year-old autistic boy was discovered Sunday afternoon. 

Black had been missing since Friday. 

According to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, the body of Owen Black was found around 1 p.m.

A citizen of Perdido Key saw Black's body in the water washing towards the shore, according to Sheriff David Morgan. 

Black wandered off Friday afternoon while his family was on the beaches of Perdido Key.

An immediate response determined that Black drowned. There are no indications of foul play. 

Morgan thanked law enforcement, military, State and Federal agencies and volunteers to helped search for Black.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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