4-year-old old boy’s body found in Horry County

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The family of missing Jayden Morrison, from left, his grandmother, Carolyn Sumpter, father, Andre Morrisob and mother Tabatha Morrisob look on in Little River, S.C., on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. Hundreds of emergency workers and volunteers searched through Christmas Day for a 4-year-old autistic child who disappeared from his grandmother's house near a town on the South Carolina coast. (AP Photo/The Sun News, Charles Slate) LOCAL PRINT OUT

LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (AP) — The body of an autistic, 4-year-old boy who had been missing since Christmas Eve has been found in a pond in South Carolina.

Coroner Robert Edge told local media outlets that the body of Jayden Morrison was found in a pond on Friday morning in Little River, northeast of Myrtle Beach.

Police, first responders, K9 units, dive teams and volunteers had been searching for the boy since he disappeared from his grandmother’s house around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The New York boy’s family had been visiting relatives in the area.
More than 150 volunteers took part in the search Friday.

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