Eight-year-old boy with autism reported missing from Lima found dead near family’s home

ALLEN COUNTY, Ohio — An eight-year-old boy who was reported missing from Lima has been found dead.

According to the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Mathew Converse was located in a body of water near his family’s home.

He was last seen around midnight on Sunday.

Deputies previously reported that Converse had autism and was drawn to water, trains and parks.

The case remains under investigation.

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