Missing 4-year-old boy South Boston dead body Mohamed Fofana
Missing 4-year-old South Boston boy found dead (Image courtesy of Head Topics)

Police authorities have found the body of the missing 4-year-old boy from South Boston. They discovered the body of Mohamed Abou Fofana, who went missing from a playground on Sunday. Massachusetts State announced on Monday afternoon that they found the boy on Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor. They have informed the family of Mohamed Fofana about the tragic discovery following an extensive search.

A boat from the state police found Mohamed’s body around 12:29 PM. Soon, they confirmed it was the 4-year-old who had gone missing. The police are currently investigating what happened to the boy and how his disappearance led to his death. The US Coast Guard, state police, and the Boston police and fire departments actively participated in the search for the missing 4-year-old boy.

4-year-old’s body found in South Boston after extensive search operation

According to state police, the body of the missing 4-year-old boy from South Boston was discovered on the shore of Spectacle Island. The chief medical examiner’s office will analyze the body. The death investigation is being carried out by the state police detective unit for Suffolk County

At first, state troopers thoroughly searched the area but couldn’t locate Mohamed. The authorities remained at the scene overnight and resumed the search on Monday morning. State police stated that they haven’t ruled out any possible reasons for his disappearance.

On Monday, the search efforts expanded across waters about 150 yards from Castle Island’s sea wall. Helicopters flew along the coastline from Deer Island to Hull, while a drone searched the nearby shoreline. Ground searches continued in and around Castle Island and detectives analyzed surveillance footage.

Mohamed Fofana’s disappearance and his mother’s plea

On Sunday evening, while playing at Castle Island Park, Mohamed went missing at around 7 PM after which a relative called 911. Mohamed’s mother, Matenjay Fofana, shared that he had autism and was unable to speak. Due to his high energy levels, he had a tendency to wander off.

Mohamed Fofana missing South Boston 4-year-old dead
4-year-old Mohamed Fofana (Image courtesy of NBC Boston)

In an emotional plea on Monday morning, Matenjay Fofana asked the public for assistance in finding her son. Holding back tears, she requested that anyone who spots Mohamed either hand him over to the police or dial 911.

According to Matenjay Fofana, Mohamed was last seen with his grandfather and sister, who contacted her expressing concern about his whereabouts. She hurried to the park but couldn’t find him. Matenjay Fofana emphasized the urgent need to locate Mohamed, highlighting that he is incapable of taking care of himself.

Social media reactions and condolences

The death of 4-year-old Mohamed Fofana has deeply saddened the South Boston community. People actively joined the search for the little boy until he was tragically found dead. Many heartfelt messages and condolences have been shared on platforms like Twitter.

Twitter mourns the death of 4-year-old Mohamed Fofana

Councilor Erin Murphy revealed that Mohamed’s mother is in a state of shock and continuously calls out his name, desperately hoping for his safe return. Social workers were sent to support Mohamed’s two sisters, and Murphy herself was present to offer comfort to Mohamed’s mother and grandfather.

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