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Covington Police: Missing 9-year-old boy found dead in Ohio River

PD: Security video shows staff running after boy
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Posted at 1:02 PM, Jun 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-06 13:40:56-04

COVINGTON, Ky. — A 9-year-old boy with autism who went missing in Covington was found dead in the Ohio River, police said.

Ian Sousis was reported missing around 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the Northern Kentucky Children's Home.

Police said video from the home shows Sousis running away and then a staff member running after him a few seconds later. Investigators believe the child left the property and entered the woods.

Around 1:45 p.m. Saturday boaters saw a body of a boy floating in the Ohio River near the Villa Hills Marina. Rescue crews recovered the body and Covington police made the identification.

Investigators also said they have located additional video recorded by a doorbell camera from a home close to the Ohio river that shows Sousis running toward the water.

According to police, Sousis had a history of walking away from the Children's Home.

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