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Body Of 7-Year-Old Found In Salmon River

SALMON, Idaho (AP) - The Lemhi County coroner says an autistic 7-year-old boy who was fascinated with water was found dead in the Salmon River.

Officials say two boys walking along a dike early Thursday afternoon spotted the body.

Coroner Mike Mitchell tells the Idaho Statesman the boy lived three houses from the river and his mother said he loved water.

Investigators are looking into the case as a possible drowning. Mitchell says no one in the house knew the boy was missing until his body was found. The boy's name hasn't been released.
 
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