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Missing US baby found dead in canal days after disappearance

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The body of a 3-year-old toddler, Amari Galan who went missing in Colorado over the weekend has been found in an irrigation canal.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation made this known Saturday, May 19, that the body of 3-year-old was found in the Catlin canal, which runs behind the child’s home in Rocky Ford.

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According to Rocky Ford Police Department, the boy had autism.

His body was located “several miles downstream” around 5 p.m. local time, about 13 hours after he was last seen,

The boy was believed to have left a residence on Washington Street on foot around 4 a.m, and was reportedly only wearing a diaper at the time.

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Authorities used drones and dogs in addition to searching for Galan on foot and the child was pronounced dead at the scene of the occurrence.

The Otero County Coroner and the child’s family confirmed his identity

In a statement shared on Facebook, Rocky Ford mayor, Duane L. Gurule also offered condolences and prayers “to the family and loved ones of Amari during this unimaginably difficult time.”

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“May we come together as a community to offer our support, comfort, and strength to the family of Amari Galan during this heartbreaking time,” he said.

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