Frantic search for missing six-year-old boy with Down syndrome ends in tragedy as his body is found in a dam
- Braxton Plant, 6, went missing near his home in Wallangra in northern NSW
- The little boy has Down syndrome and is non-communcative, police say
- He was last seen by his family playing in mud near an area of dense bushland
- The boy’s body was found by police divers in a dam on the property on Thursday
The body of a six-year-old boy who went missing from his home in northern New South Wales has been found.
Braxton Plant, who has Down syndrome and is non-communicative, was last seen by family playing in mud on Wallangra Road in Wallangra, a small village near the Queensland border, on Wednesday at 4pm.
Police began a land search, with officers saying they hold ‘serious fears’ for Braxton’s safety due to his age and medical conditions.
At about 3.15pm on Thursday the boy’s body was located by police divers in a dam on the property.
Braxton Plant, who has Down syndrome and is non-communicative, was last seen by family playing on Wallangra Road in Wallangra on Wednesday afternoon
The little boy was not wearing any clothes and playing in mud when he was last seen, in an area with dense bushland and dams.
Investigators urge anyone who might have information about Braxton’s whereabouts to contact New England Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Wallangra, where Braxton went missing, is a small rural town of just 100 people – surrounded by dense bushland and dams