Search for 9-year-old Connecticut boy missing in Texas called off

Marcus McGhee (Photo provided by the Pearland Police Department)

(WTNH) — Pearland police have called off the search for 9-year-old Marcus McGhee, a Connecticut boy with autism who went missing in Texas on Thanksgiving.

According to Pearland police, the body of Marcus McGhee has been found and the search has been called off. Marcus went missing on Thanksgiving afternoon while he was visiting his family in Texas for the holiday.

According to ABC 13, Marcus was found in a pond at that residence around 7 a.m. Saturday. Officials had searched that pond earlier, but did not find him.

McGhee was a student at CREC River Street School’s Birken Campus in Bloomfield.

“The CREC community is saddened by the loss of Marcus McGhee, a student at CREC River Street School. He was a very special person to our staff, and he will be missed dearly by all who knew him. Counselors will be available to staff and students beginning this weekend and throughout next week,” said Communications Specialist Amanda Falcone.

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