Hamilton police are investigating the death of a 12-year old boy who went missing on Saturday and whose body was found the next day.
A post mortem has been scheduled to determine how Finnigan Danne died, but police are saying nothing else about the case.
Danne, who suffered from a neuromuscular disorder and had limited mobility without a wheelchair, was last seen Saturday morning.
An Amber Alert was issued Sunday afternoon but police cancelled it less than an hour later and then blocked off an area near the boy’s home in Dundas.
Hamilton police say they believe the death of an 11-year-old boy with disabilities who was the subject of an Amber Alert over the weekend was an accident.
The body of Finnigan Danne, who suffered from a neuromuscular disorder and had limited mobility, was found Sunday afternoon in a culvert not far from his home in the west Hamilton community of Dundas.
An autopsy was conducted today and the cause of the boy’s death was determined to be drowning.
Police say officers and neighbourhood volunteers had searched the area where the culvert – a storm sewer under the roadway – was located but had not initially spotted the body because it was submerged in the water.
The body of the boy, who was initially reported to be 12 years old, was found during a later police search.
Police do not suspect any foul play in the boy’s death, and call it a “tragedy.”
(The Canadian Press)