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1 missing Wis. autistic boy found alive, 2nd dead


ELLSWORTH, Wis. (AP) -- Separate searches for autistic 5-year-old boys in Wisconsin have concluded, one under happy circumstances and the other in tragedy.

Both boys went missing Tuesday in unrelated cases, one in Pierce County and the other about 240 miles southeast in Dane County. Both boys had limited communication skills.

In Pierce County, Scott Meyer was found Wednesday morning along a bluff by the Mississippi River. He was healthy and in good condition, with a few bug bites.

The search for Jeremiah Conn ended in what police call "a tragic event." Jeremiah was found dead in a retention pond in Stoughton, a few blocks aware from the home his family was visiting.

Stoughton police Chief Greg Leck tells WISC-TV that authorities don't suspect foul play. He says it's just a tragedy.

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