METRO: Child found dead in pool on 8th birthday

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a missing Las Vegas boy with autism has been found dead in a swimming pool on his eighth birthday.

Las Vegas Metro Police say the department’s Abuse Neglect Section is investigating the death of Jacob Davis, but detectives believe it was an accidental drowning.

The child was believed to have walked away from his east Las Vegas home around 5:15 p.m. Saturday.

Police issued a missing person report around 10:30 p.m. and then announced less than an hour later that the boy had been found unresponsive in a backyard pool with murky water.

They say the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Abuse Neglect unit is investigating the case now. Metro says they plan to release more details Monday morning.

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The LVMPD is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing 8-year-old child with Autism. 

Jacob Davis is believed to have walked away from his residence at approximately 5:15 p.m. in the area of East Russel Road and Mountain Vista Drive. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the LVMPD at 702 828-3111 or the LVMPD Missing Person Section at 702-828-3745.

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