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An five-year-old autistic child who had been reported missing in Kaufman County was found dead on Saturday evening.

Kaufman County Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. Fred Klingelberger said the boy disappeared from a home in Ables Springs, in the northeastern part of the county, around 4:30 p.m.

He was located about an hour later in a neighbor's pond in the 13000 block of Val Verde Loop.

Investigators remained on the scene late into the night. The child's identity was not released and a cause of death is pending.

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