Police: Missing boy with autism found dead

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 8 at 10:47 PM

(KMOV.com) – Police said an boy with autism, who was reported missing Tuesday afternoon, has died.

Authorities said Tony Gene Ferguson, 5, had not been seen since before 12 p.m. His grandparents told police he wondered away from his home in Harrisonville, Missouri, which is southeast of Kansas City.

Authorities said someone later found Ferguson's body in a pond near his home.

Additional details surrounding the cause of the incident have not been released.

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