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Boy missing from east Las Vegas home found dead in pool

Updated June 22, 2019 - 11:33 pm

An 8-year-old boy reported missing Saturday evening was later found dead in a swimming pool, Las Vegas police said.

The Metropolitan Police Department’s Abuse Neglect Section is investigating, according to a news release.

Earlier Saturday evening, police had asked for help finding Jacob Davis, who has autism and who had walked away from his home about 5:15 p.m. in the area of East Russell Road and Mountain Vista Drive.

The release listed the boy’s birthdate as June 22, 2011, an indication that Saturday marked his eighth birthday.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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