This story has been updated.
Stone Mountain, GA — A missing child case turned into a tragedy on April 12.
DeKalb County Police say Kyuss Williams, 4, drowned in a lake behind his residence.
Williams wandered away from his home at 1251 Fair Pines Cove around 6:30 p.m. on April 11. He was 3 feet 6 inches tall, 42 pounds, had black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing gray pants and a white shirt when he went missing.
Police actively searched for him and during the early morning hours of April 12 announced they recovered his body.
“Unfortunately, Kyuss was recovered in the lake behind the residence about 30 minutes ago,” a police spokesperson said. “It appears that he drowned. There is no foul play suspected at this time. Investigation continues.”
Later on April 12, DeKalb Police confirmed the child was autistic.
A spokesperson said, “4-year-old Kyuss Williams was autistic and wandered away from home at approximately 6:20 p.m. yesterday. He was reported missing approximately ten minutes later, at which time our investigation into his whereabouts began. Kyuss was recovered around 2:30 a.m. this morning in a nearby pond. At this time, no one is facing charges. We extend our condolences to the Kyuss’ family during this time, and we thank everyone who worked to find him.”
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