This came in from TJ Hart this morning, but before everyone jumps to any conclusions, this has nothing to do with missing Haleigh Cummings – Simon

A 17-month-old Putnam County boy who was reported missing by his mother was been found dead in a nearby pond Wednesday night.

According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, the 17-month-old boy was reported missing from his family’s home at 846 Cousintown Road at 6:18 p.m. The child’s mother told officials he had been playing in the yard and was missing for about 20 minutes before deputies were called.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team was called in to search a small pond.

At approximately 9:40 pm, Dive Team members located the 17 month old child. The child’s body was recovered from a pond located on the property, and pronounced deceased at the scene.

Sheriff Hardy has assigned detectives from the Major Crimes Unit to investigate the incident.

TJ Hart

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