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Autistic boy missing from Texas City FOUND

January 8, 2019 – A body of a child has been found in a retention pond.

Xavion Young, 7, is missing from Texas City, Texas since Sunday, January 6, 2019. Xavion, who is autistic let himself out of the door at the Costa Mariposa Apartments in the 7500 block of Medical Center Drive where he lives with his mother and two sisters.

In a presser today, the Galveston Sheriff’s Office stated they will be search three retention ponds. Autistic children are drawn to water. Other retention ponds near the apartment have already been searched.

Xavion was wearing gray and white plaid shorts, black and blue Velcro shoes, and did not have a shirt on.

Oliver says if you see Xavion, speak softly and approach him calmly. He is nonverbal and could get scared if he doesn’t recognize the person speaking.

“Xavion Young, who is autistic, is the middle sibling of 3. He loves playing with toys, loves his sisters. Family says he’s scared of loud noises, yelling. Be calm if you see him and soft spoken when approaching.” Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) January 7, 2019

If anyone has seen Xavion, they are urged to contact the Texas City Police Department at (409) 643-5730. You can also contact Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500.

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