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May 30, 2013

Body of missing child recovered from small body of water near Webb City High School

WEBB CITY, Mo. — The Webb City Police Department said this morning that the body of Fred “Freddie” Williams has been recovered from a small body of water just north of the Webb City High School.

Williams was reported missing around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, having last been seen in the 1000 block of West Mineral Street with a small dog.

The search for Williams, who has autism, prompted an extensive search of the area through the night and into the morning. The search parties included K-9 teams, ATVs, searchers on horseback from numerous local agencies.


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