Body of Missing 4-Year-Old Boy with Autism Found in Creek 

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The Hopkins Police Department shared that Waeys Ali Mohamed, a 4-year-old boy who went missing in Hopkins, Minn., was discovered deceased in Minnehaha Creek near the 7800 block of Powell Road on Monday at around 10:40 a.m., as reported by CBS News. He was found approximately 500 yards away from his apartment building.

Waeys Ali Mohamed, a non-verbal preschooler with autism, wandered off from his apartment on Sunday morning at about 7:30 a.m., leading to an extensive search effort involving various agencies and community members. The search included law enforcement from Hennepin and Ramsey counties, the FBI, firefighters, drone pilots, State Patrol aircraft, multiple K-9 units, and search and rescue teams.

Captain Craig Kreilin of the Hopkins Police Department expressed gratitude for the community’s support in the search and rescue mission, highlighting the unity and willingness to assist one another in times of need. He described the incident as a tragic accident, emphasizing the collaborative efforts made to locate the missing child.

Authorities suspect that Mohamed’s passing was due to accidental drowning, and they are collaborating with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and the medical examiner’s office to determine the exact cause of his death.

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