Funeral to be held for boy with autism found in creek after dayslong search – ABC News

 

A 6-year-old boy whose body was found in a North Carolina creek after a dayslong search is being laid to rest.

The funeral for Maddox Ritch is slated for Friday in his hometown of Gastonia, according to ABC station WTVD.

Maddox, who had autism and was nonverbal, disappeared while on a trip to Rankin Lake Park with his father and another adult on Sept. 22, prompting a massive search.

A body was found partially submerged in a creek about a mile from the park on Sept. 27, and authorities confirmed that it was Maddox on Oct. 1.

 

Source: Funeral to be held for boy with autism found in creek after dayslong search – ABC News

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