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MSP: Body of missing 5-year-old boy found in pond near home

Posted at 8:45 PM, Dec 27, 2019

Authorities say they have found a missing 5-year-old boy deceased in a pond near his family's home.

Five-year-old Beau Brennen Belson, had last been seen playing outside with family members around 2:30 p.m. on Christmas when he went missing. A search to locate Beau had been unsuccessful until Thursday afternoon.

According to Michigan State Police, troopers and three K-9 units searched for the missing boy into the night, alongside the Montcalm Area Technical Team and numerous fire departments. The search also included the MSP helicopter.

Officials say they've had an overwhelming response from the community and have used hundreds of volunteers to search.

A GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for the family.