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Christian Baucom, Missing Child, Found Dead In Pond 7 Months After Twin Brother

HuffPost Crime  |  By Posted: 03/30/2012 2:34 pm

Christian Baucom
Christian Baucom, a 6-year-old child with autism in Colony, Mo., was found dead in a pond Wednesday afternoon, just 200 yards from where he was last seen and just 7 months after his twin brother, Jason, also drowned in a different pond nearby.

Twins share so much in life, but one twosome is tragically sharing more in death.

Christian Baucom, a 6-year-old child with autism from Colony, Mo., was found dead in a pond Wednesday afternoon, just 200 yards from where he was last seen and just 7 months after his twin brother, Jason, also drowned in a different pond, WGEM-TV reported.

Several law enforcement agencies and volunteers searched for Christian after he went missing Tuesday afternoon, but local authorities believe this latest incident was an accident, KMOX-TV reported.

The boy did not live at the house by the pond where he was found, but was last seen playing by the house.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Lt. Nelson Elfrink said family members told investigators the boy had a "fascination with the hogs," and a hog pen is about 30 yards from the pond where he was found, the Quincy Herald-Whig reported.

The pond was searched by volunteers Tuesday night and Elfrink told the paper that he walked around the pond Tuesday looking for footprints, but didn't see any because the area is churned up and muddy from the hogs.

"There were people wading in there last night, but it was deeper than we thought," Elfrink said.

Before their untimely deaths, Christian and Jason were being cared for by a local Mennonite family because their mother is in prison, according to the Kansas City Star.

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