Missing boy Landon 'Waldy' Raber, 6, found dead in a pond hours after desperate search launched | The Sun

A MISSING six-year-old boy with autism has been found dead in a pond hours after a desperate search was launched.

Little Landon "Waldy" Raber, a non-verbal, autistic boy with Down syndrome, went missing on Sunday evening from a home in Buckingham County, Virginia.

An hours-long search for the boy ended on Monday morning after the six-year-old's lifeless body was found in a pond on the property he went missing from.

The circumstances surrounding the boy's disappearance have yet to be disclosed.

A cause of death was not immediately made available.

All Buckingham County Volunteer Fire Departments, Virginia Department of Emergency Management Search and Rescue, and Virginia State Police Helicopter assisted in the search.

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Meanwhile, in California, the search for Jasmine Contreras, 29, continues after officials believe she was kidnapped outside of a Target in Lancaster.

She was last seen being driven away in a 1950 burgundy Mercury, said to have chrome wheels and be missing its hood.

Investigators told ABC7 a witness reported seeing two women being offered a ride just before 9am on Thursday outside the Target store.

One woman, described as a 34-year-old Latina woman, was able to get away, according to cops.

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Authorities say Contreras tried to get out of the car but say the driver would not allow her to do so.

Police said the suspect is described as a white male in his 60s.

Detectives say Contreras is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds.

She was last seen wearing a white tank top and black pants.

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