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John Burton Jr. 7 years old June 12th,2011 Aurora ,Indiana

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John Burton Jr. 7 years old June 12th,2011 Aurora ,Indiana
AURORA, Ind. -- A boy missing since Sunday morning has been found dead. Aurora police said John Burton Jr., 7, was found dead in Hogan Creek early Monday by Indiana wildlife officers. The boy's body was found near the Aurora City Park. Burton, who is autistic, had reportedly wandered away from his family's home just before noon Sunday. Authorities and volunteers searched for Burton until dark, whereupon a helicopter with a thermal-imaging camera overflew the area to look for the boy. Terry Daniels Reports On Discovery | Search Images Searchers resumed their work at about 8 a.m. Monday, but were called back to the command post about an hour later. Aurora Police Chief Bryan Fields said he got about an hour to rest since Burton went missing, but he didn't get much rest. "I couldn't sleep because my heart was breaking," Fields said. "This has been very taxing emotionally for everyone involved." "I can't imagine what the family is going through, and my heart breaks for them right now," he said. Burton's body was taken to the coroner's office for examination. Fields said there's no indication that the boy's death was anything other than a tragic accident. Read more: http://www.wlwt.com/news/28217743/detail.html#ixzz1PBImQEgy
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9:14 AM on June 13, 2011 
Search Resumes For Missing Autistic Boy
Boy Last Seen At Home Sunday
POSTED: 6:54 am EDT June 13, 2011
UPDATED: 8:36 am EDT June 13, 2011

AURORA, Ind. -- A search resumes Monday in southeastern Indiana for a missing 7-year-old boy who is autistic.
Police are trying to find John Burton Jr., who was last seen just before noon Sunday at his home in Aurora, in Dearborn County.
Burton is nonverbal and is known to hide from people he thinks are looking for him.
Police and bloodhounds have been searching for Burton. Crews also looked from helicopters and in some nearby water.
Burton is 4 feet 10 inches tall and thin. He has a blonde Mohawk haircut and was last seen wearing only gray swim trunks, WCPO-TV reported.
A special search team from Indianapolis is aiding search efforts.
Police asked anyone with information to call Aurora police at 812-926-1101.