The body believed to be the of lacking 6-year-old Maddox Ritchhas been found, the FBI says.

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The young was reported missing Saturday indigenous Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia.

At approximately 1 p.m. Thursday,search crews found a body off of Marietta Street/Old Dallas Highway in Gastonia.

The boy’s body was uncovered a little much more than 3.5 mile from the park where he disappeared.

The boy’s parents have actually been notified.

More than 2 dozen agencies, consisting of the FBI, aided with the search on ground and in the water over the last.

BREAKING: “Body uncovered during find for lacking 6-year-old” #MaddoxRitch.At around 1 p.m. ~ above September 27, 2018, find crews found a body thought to it is in Maddox Ritch off of Marietta Street/Old Dallas Highway in Gastonia.Maddox’s parents have been notified.— David Begnaud (
DavidBegnaud) September 27, 2018

Members of the FBI dive team searched Rankin Lake in the park whereby 6-year-old Maddox Ritch went absent Saturday.

The dedicated dive team provided “different equipment” than what was previously used during searches the the lake. A relax from the Gastonia Police Department states the lake is still gift drained, which will certainly make it difficult for large boats to it is in in the water.

Law enforcement agencies proceed pleading v the public, questioning anyone that was at the park Saturday to come forward.

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